Christ Community Church of Cortland NY

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We are located on Tompkins Street in Cortlandville – GPS is 1093 RT 13, mailing address is 292 Tompkins St., Cortland NY 13045

phone: (607) 756-1710


Christ Community Church welcomes everyone to worship – regardless of economic class, racial/ethnic group, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, education or any other social distinction.

WORSHIP:  Worship Time is 10:30 AM

Sunday April 30th – Rev. Freeman Palmer, UCC-NY

Rev. Palmer, UCC-NY Associate Conference Minister from the Metro area, will be guest preacher for Sunday morning worship.  Scripture will be the Emmaus Road story from Luke, with his message titled “Business as Unusual.”

Sunday April 23rd – Earth Day Sunday

 Christ Community Church will observe Earth Day Sunday on April 23rd at 10:30 AM morning worship. The theme will be “Water, Holy Water” using resources from Creation Justice Ministries. Scriptures will be from Psalm 104 (sometimes called the “ecological psalm”) and Ezekiel 34:18. Message will be “Water, Holy Water” by Rev. Dr. Janet Adair Hansen.  Special Offering will go to “Living Waters for the World” – an organization that puts simple water filters in areas without potable water – a filtration technique developed by a Presbyterian minister 30 years ago. 

Sunday April 13th – Easter Sunday & Flowering of the Cross

10:30 AM morning worship will begin with decorating a wooden cross while singing the opening hymn. The Resurrection story from Matthew’s gospel will be read, with message “Jesus Met Them on the Way” by the Pastor, Rev. Dr. Janet Adair Hansen. Adult Choir, directed by Marina Gorelaya, will sing two special selections.

Sunday April 16th –  Easter Sunrise Service

Rev. Doug Deer will again lead a community service at Yaman Park starting at 6:30 AM. “All the Colors of Easter” is his message.  Guitars to accompany singing.

Thursday April 13th – Maundy Thursday/Tenebrae

6:00 PM We’ll share a Middle Eastern Meal in the sanctuary, re-enacting The Last Supper. After the meal we’ll strip the sanctuary for a Service of Shadows (Tenebrae).  Readings from the Gospel of Matthew will tell the story of the last night of Jesus’ life, his betrayal and execution.  Vocalists who sing with the Syracuse Chorale will sing “Ah, Holy Jesus.” The service will end in silence after singing “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord.”

Sun. April 9th – Palm Sunday 

Eco-palms (sustainably harvested, workers paid just wages) are used.  We’ll hear the story of The Triumphal Entry from Matthew’s Gospel, and enjoy “The Skit Brothers” video clip on Palm Sunday. Choir will sing two special selections.