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Christmas Eve Schedule for Sunday, December 24th

 10:00 am - The Fourth Sunday of Advent and The Magi. Worship will be livestreamed.
5:00 pm- Carols, stories and candlelight for children of all ages
9:00 pm - Choral music, carols, reflection, and candle lighting

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Join Us for Worship: In-person or via Livestream

Sunday Mornings: 10:00 (Musical Prelude begins at 9:50)

Education Hour for Adults and Children: Sundays after Worship 



"No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."

We are a progressive, open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, rooted in God's love, mercy and justice.  

We are a community of growing families, couples and singles, kids and teens, young adults, mid-lifers  and grandparents... and we celebrate our diversity of spiritual background, sexual orientation, race and abilities.

Join us for worship and celebration in person on Sundays, via livestream on our YouTube channel, and on Wednesday evenings, when we share a brief Vespers service on Facebook.

We look forward to meeting you!  No matter how you join us, we hope you will find music that is inspiring, sermons that are relevant, and a community that is genuinely welcoming.

Welcome to CHUCC!  We're glad you are here.


Special Mission Offering: December 2023
Please include "Winter Offering" in the memo/comment line of your donation.  Thank you!

Welcome to Worship at Cedar Hills UCC

~ Sunday, December 17th, 2023 ~

Third Sunday of Advent


~ Order of Worship ~

Prelude:  Colin Shepard

Welcome and Life of the Church:  Nancy Elder


Centering Music:  Colin Shepard

Come, Come Emmanuel by James Chepponi

Call To Worship:  Nancy Elder


Advent Candle Lighting:

Pete, Allison, Quincy and Piper Neal

"The Shepherds"


Time With Children: Emily Harper


Scripture: Nancy Elder

Luke 2:8-20

Choral Anthem:  Lully Lulla Lulla

arr. by Phillip Stopford


Message: Don Shrumm

"The Shepherds" 


Special Music: Colin Shepard, Lizzie Soper and Alex Habecker

Love is Christmas

by Sara Bareilles


Choral Anthem:  The Lamb

by John Taverner


Blessing:  Don Schrumm

Postlude:  Colin Shepard



This Sunday

Following the Children’s Moment, children and youth are invited to join our teachers for Godly Play and Sunday School.


We invite you to light a candle with us during the Passing of The Peace


December 17th

Third Week of Advent

On the third Sunday of Advent we remember the shepherds, trying to stay awake to protect their sheep from the wolves.

A bright light blinded them, they were afraid.

The angels told them "Go! Run! Hurry! Go see the child that will change everything."

Even though they were afraid, even though they may have had reason to stay, they went.

They trusted the path laid before them.



We offer several different ways to make your offering:

Donate In-Person:  Join us for Sunday Worship!

CLICK to give online

MAIL to the CHUCC office:

Cedar Hills United Church of Christ

11695 SW Park Way

Portland, OR 97225


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December 17th

Coffee Hour

After worship, please join us for coffee, treats and community.


Adult Ed

Get your coffee and treats, then head to the Niebuhr Room to join our Interim Pastor, Don Shrumm, for an discussion about a different kind of Christmas.

Niebuhr Room


Groups and Committees

Naturescape Team - 11:30 am 

Duncombe Room