What does a church community mean to you? Here is what some of our members have to say about the Toms River UCC:
"The United Church of Christ is my second home, full of loving, kind people. Most important, anyone and everyone is welcomed" - Joyce
"The UCC of Toms River welcomed my family 10 years ago with open arms and smiling faces. That welcoming feeling is constant and keeps us coming back. There is no other church family I would ask for!" - Kara
"I love coming to church because everyone is always smiling and they care for each other like a family." - Macy
"This church is "real"! Real people, real feelings, real sense of togetherness... A wonderful place where my children, my husband and myself always feel welcome!" - Francesca
"I attend the Toms River UCC because the people there walk the talk with regards to openly accepting everyone. Truly, no matter who you are or where you are along your faith journey, you will feel welcome there." - Becky
"What the Toms River UCC means to me: One, acceptance and non-judgement, two, a community, and three, punishment, sin etc. are not talked about. Instead, Love, giving and forgiving are at the forefront." - Georgie
"Our worship experience speaks to both the heart and the mind. We share in an authentic felowship of people who are honest and real with each other. I have a sense of belonging to a dynamic fellowship with a mission to fulfill the call of Christ for our time." - Vern
"It is a cheerful church where everyone knows your name, or quickly finds out." - Chuck
"There are many reasons why I come to the Toms River UCC. I feel so cared for and cared about. Also, my partner and I are loved." - Liz
"The reason I chose the Toms River United Church of Christ as my church is that it is open to all people without prejudice and with loving support just as Jesus wanted us to be." - Bonnie
Come and see us and you'll understand what they are talking about. Click here to contact us!
The United Church of Christ Toms River is an Open and Affirming church.
As Jesus Christ calls us each to love one another as he first loved us (John 15:1), the members of the United Church of Christ of Toms River hereby declare our church to be open and affirming. We embrace all persons, regardless of marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. We welcome all to participate in the many aspects of life in our church, including, but not limited to, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and the blessings that are so richly abundant in our church home. We celebrate the differences that make us each a unique gift from God.