Shalom United Church of Christ

New Haven


An Open and Affirming Congregation

Shalom United Church of Christ (Shalom UCC) is an open and affirming member congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC). We seek to deepen our faith through vital worship and prayer and are committed to living our faith, by vigorous and intentional engagement in the pursuit of peace and justice here in New Haven and in the world.  As a congregation, we covenant together to serve as God’s ambassadors of reconciliation and healing.

Lining up for the potluck that follows Shalom worship every Sunday [2017]

Lining up for the potluck that follows Shalom worship every Sunday [2017]

We Meet Every Sunday

We meet at 5:30 each Sunday evening for worship followed by a potluck supper.  Supper is a time for fellowship and conversation, for strengthening the ties that bind us in community.  Sometimes during supper we hold educational programs, focused on specific issues of concern or interest, with guests who share about their ministry and work in peacemaking and human rights efforts.

We are a small, intentional congregation, open to the Spirit's prompting as we explore new ways to be church and seek to discern God's call to us as a body of Christ.  Leadership is shared and collaborative; no one voice has particular privilege. We cultivate the shared ministries of all who participate in Shalom's worship and work.  We have no paid staff nor do we own a building.  We rent space for worship currently from United Church on the Green, a sister New Haven UCC congregation.  

Making soup on Palm Sunday. [2015]

Making soup on Palm Sunday. [2015]

How To Find Us

We worship each Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at 323 Temple Street, New Haven (corner of Temple and Wall streets). 

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