Come, Holy Spirit, Come! It was a beautiful day of Pentecost Worship at Kirkwood United Church of Christ! Our kids led us in song and our preachers, PREACHED! And while it was another "rain-out" for our GREAT KICKBALLS of FIRE, KUCC kickball game, it did not stop the picnic or the shenanigans! A HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE-EVERYONE-EVERYONE for such a Glorious Day!
KUCC Easter 2019
Photos by Bonnie Heath
Photos From Our 2018 Deepening our Connections KUCC Retreat.
Back to School 2018
Our 11th Annual Sunrise Worship, children's egg hunt, and church-wide Easter Brunch. Thanks to Bonnie J Heath Photography and Addison Hill Photo for the terrific pics!
One Big Day
Our annual Children's Christmas Pageant, Caroling in Kirkwood, and Men's Chili Cookoff. It was indeed one big WONDERFUL day!
Our Fancy Fall Festival 2017 Edition
It was a a fine evening of art, auction and dancing as we raised money for our community charities.
Workday at Mommy & Me Refugee Center
Our Justice and Outreach Ministry organized a work team to set up classrooms at the new location Mommy and Me has opened for refugee moms and their preschool aged kids. We cleaned, painted, and setup classrooms. Thanks to everyone who helped. If you couldn't make it on Saturday the 21st, we're doing it again on Saturday, October 28.
Atlanta Pride 2017
During the 2017 Atlanta Pride Parade we invited folks to "Share the Love, Share a Meal" by asking them to give us their name. We then partnered with Open Hand to provide a hot meal to a local LGBTQ youth in their honor. Of course, we also shared plenty of smiles and hugs along the parade route!
10th Annual Blessing of the Animals
Following in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, we one again (for the tenth year!) blessed our pets: our guinea pigs, our dogs, our cats, our hamsters, and all of God's amazing creatures.
Thanks to Bonnie Heath for the photos!
4th Annual East Lake Golf Tournament
Many, many thanks to our sponsors, golfers and supporters for another great golf outing at the East Lake Golf Club! We raised over $10,000 for our local neighborhood special missions.
5Star Office Furniture
Ashley Derrick-Keller Knapp
The Ottley Family
Thanks to Addison Hill and Wendy E Belkin for the photos!
Homecoming Weekend and Sanctuary Consecration
What an amazing weekend as we welcomed our friends and neighbors to our new church campus on Saturday, then celebrated and consecrated our new sanctuary on Sunday. Thanks be to God for all the blessings!
(Photo credits: Bonnie Heath, Addison Hill, Wendy E Belkin)
Our Annual "Pentecost" Kickball Game
Since our original date of Pentecost was rained out we held a rescheduled kickball game and congregational picnic at Bessie Branham Park on Sunday, July 9th.
Vacation Bible School 2017
We had a blast at our Maker Fun Factory! Thanks to everyone who helped make our week together a rousing success.
It was a big day as we celebrated Pentecost Sunday and also recognized and thanked those who helped in so many ways to prepare and build our new sanctuary.
Thanks to Addison Hill for the photography.
Kirkwood Spring Fling 2017
Thanks to Reshell and Karla for hosting our families and kids for a fun gathering.
Living Into Our Brand New Sanctuary
On May 5-7 we were honored to have Dr. Marcia McFee join us to teach us ways to 'live into" our new sanctuary with thoughtful and engaging worship practices. Then on Sunday, May 7 we had our "soft opening" with worship in the new space.
Getting Ready for Guests
Thanks to our team of folks preparing our ChurchHouse for our guests, as we welcome Dr. Marcia McFee and other friends for her worship workshop.
Our 10th Annual Sunrise Worship, children's egg hunt, and church-wide Easter Brunch. Thanks to Bonnie Heath Photography, Linda Bryant and Heather Blair for the terrific pics!
Friends of the Carpenter (Feb 2017)
Our "Friends of the Carpenter" ministry team spent a gorgeous early Spring day working around the ChurchHouse. They shortened the handicap ramp so that the parking lot can be graded and paved, replaced rotting trim, and completely re-sided the back side of the porch. Thanks to the 15 volunteers for coming out to work!
Share the Love Sunday 2017
Thank you, friends for Sharing the Love this Sunday with our sisters, brothers, siblings who are experiencing homelessness. This is one of the ways we follow Jesus-we do what he asks of us--LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR.
Construction of our New Sanctuary
It was a great day of celebration as we ordained Charmaine Penn Johnson as a minister in the United Church of Christ and then installed her as Associate Minister at KUCC.
Saturday, January 28 was a full day at Kirkwood UCC. The Friends of the Carpenter continued working on the ChurchHouse, we served lunch to our community with Soup Saturday, and we joined our Kirkwood neighbors at 'Lanta Gras.
Laying a Firm Foundation
It was a busy Saturday at Kirkwood UCC: the foundation for our new sanctuary was poured, we decorated for Christmas, the Friends of the Carpenter continued working on the ChurchHouse, and the children practiced for the Christmas pageant/play!
One Big Day at Kirkwood UCC
It was a busy day at KUCC. In the afternoon we went out into the community to share love by providing warm clothes, food and other essentials to folks on the street. That evening we had an overflow crowd for worship and the children's pageant ("A Charlie Brown Christmas"). After church we loaded up two trailers and trucks and caroled around Kirkwood, then went back to the ChurchHouse for the annual Men's Chili Cook-off. It was a fabulous way to celebrate the season.
Atlanta Pride 2016
Let your Light so Shine before others that they may see your good works and Praise God! Witness to LOVE. HAPPY PRIDE!
Blessing of the Animals 2016
Our annual Blessing of the Animals.
7th Annual Church-wide Retreat
We had yet another wonderful retreat, held again this year at Hard Labor Creek State Park.
Groundbreaking at 100 Rogers
Hallelujah! Praise God!!! We've broken ground for our new sanctuary at 100 Rogers Street in Atlanta!
Dinner at the Park with Rehoboth Fellowship UCC
Our first meal shared together with our brothers and sisters from a couple of miles away.
Third Annual Golf Tournament
Vacation Bible School 2016
At Deep Sea Discovery, our kids dove into God’s presence by delving deep into God’s Word to see how God has been with people every step of the way.
Thanks to Addison Hill and Heather Blair for the awesome photography!
Our First Sunday at Toomer Elementary
The next step in our pilgramage to our new home on Rogers Street.
Great (Kick) Balls of Fire
Our annual Pentecost BBQ and Kickball Game. Thanks to Kimberly Knight and Heather Blair for the photography.
Our First Ever KUCC Spaghetti Dinner
Plus, our first Second Sunday Supper at the new Church House on Rogers Street!
Katie O'Dunne's Ordination
Our Sunrise Worship (held indoors due to weather) and our annual church-wide Easter Brunch.
Thanks to Addison Hill Photo for the terrific photography!
Tree Planting with Trees Atlanta
KUCC Coffee House 2016
Talent & Love
Lanta Gras 2016
As the "United Realm of Rhythm" KUCC particpated in the first annual Lanta Gras in Kirkwood.
Lanta Gras is a parade with purpose. The mission is to build community and opportunities for children through the common bond of music. The goal is to establish a program offering brass and percussion musical instruction to middle school and high school children within the historic Atlanta neighborhoods of Kirkwood and East Lake.
The hope is to provide the instruments, mentorship and instruction to start local Brass Bands, highlighting our children at festivals, events and parades throughout Atlanta.
Thanks to Susan Anderson and David Light for the photos.
Ordination of Anna Flowers
It was a great Joy & Honor to share in the Ordination Service of Anna Flowers! We LOVE YOU, Anna, Andrew & Vivi! A HUGE THANK YOU to all who were in attendance and able to help make it such a special celebration!
Mad Housers Build (Oct 2015)
We partnered with the group "Mad Housers" (https://www.facebook.com/groups/9460668061/) to build shelters for homeless individuals and families.
MLK Workday 2016
Art & Auction 2015
Blessing of the Animals 2015
Thanks to Bonnie J Heath Photography and to Susan Anderson for the awesome pics!
100 Rogers Street
Our new home!
2nd Annual East Lake Golf Tournament
We were "Hitting the Green for Hunger" to support the outreach missions of Kirkwood UCC.
Kids Night In - August Drive-In Movie
VBS 2015: Blast to the Past
Our kids learned how God’s love is INCREDIBLE, FAITHFUL, INVINCIBLE, UNCONDITIONAL and REAL!!! We zoomed through God’s Word and back in time as we explored God’s everlasting love! God’s love makes a difference in every story, at every time—including our story right now!
Pentecost 2015: Great (Kick)Balls of Fire!
Our Annual Pentecost Worship, Picnic and Kickball Celebration... all filled with the Holy Spirit!
Prom Re-Do 2015
It was the "Prom of Our Dreams!"
Easter Sunrise Worship 2015
A glorious morning as we celebrated the empty tomb.
Christ is Risen. Christ is Risen Indeed!
Thanks to Addison Hill and Heather Blair for their photography.
Palm Sunday Parade in Kirkwood, 2015
We Shout Hosanna, y'all!
Thanks to Susan Anderson for the photography.
Coffee House 2015
so much talent, so much fun, so much love!
"Share the Love" Sunday
Our capital campaign "Red Envelope" kickoff as well as sharing a warm meal and blessings with those in the community.
Kid's Night In, Parent's Night Out "Valentines Edition"
Advent / Christmas 2014
Church-Wide Retreat 2014
Our annual "Deepening Our Connections" retreat to Hard Labor Creek State Park.
KUCC 8th Annual Blessing of the Animals
What a blessing it was to celebrate ALL of God's creatures on such a beautiful Saturday morning! Enjoy these adorable pets & pics!
Preach-a-Palooza 2014, Week 3
Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Tom Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
Thanks to Addison Hill Photo for the photography.
Preach-a-Palooza 2014, Week 1
Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Kenneth Samuel, Victory for the World UCC in Stone Mountain
Thanks to Bonnie J Heath Photography for the wonderful photos.
Holy Rollers Kickball
First Game of the 2014 Season!!!
Second Sunday Supper July 2014
VBS 2014: Workshop of Wonders
At our Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School, 35 children from our congregation and the surrounding community discovered how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God. They were able to use their heart, mind, and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders!
Thanks to Heather Blair and Addison Hill for the pics!
Pentecost 2014: Great (Kick)Balls of Fire!
Our Annual Pentecost Worship, Picnic and Kickball Celebration... all filled with the Holy Spirit!
Our Life Together in Community
We Worship Together
Drew Terry's Ordination
It was a big day: Ordination, Mother's Day and Second Sunday Supper!
Easter Sunrise Worship 2014
Kirkwood UCC celebrated our 7th Easter as a community with our traditional sunrise service at Bessie Branham park. As part of our worship we consecrated a handcrafted baptismal font, baptised Sebastian with that font, welcomed new members, and announced the first $100,000 of our Capital Campaign. Christ is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!!!
All photographs compliments Addison Hill Photo.
KUCC Coffee House 2014
Art & Silent Auction Night
What a great evening! And we met our fundraising goal!
KUCC Blessing of the Animals 2013
Thank you, God, for all living creatures!
Atlanta Pride 2013
Kirkwood UCC marched with other local congregations from the United Church of Christ in the Atlanta Pride Parade. We walked alongside Virginia-Highland Church, Decatur UCC, and Praxis UCC, sharing the message of God's unconditional love and acceptance for everyone, everyone, everyone.
Advent and Christmas 2013
Clay Creations: Meditations on The Potter's House
Jeremiah 18:1-11 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: "Come, go down to the potter's house, and there I will let you hear my words." So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the LORD came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the LORD. Just like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand,
O house of Israel. At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it. And at another moment I may
declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it. Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the LORD: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.
Movie and a Mission: Grease (is the Word!)
A fun evening as we shared fellowship and raised money for our local outreach missions.
Thanks to Addison Hill for his photography!
Kids Night In, Parents Night Out
Dave and Jay's Wedding at UCC Synod
Just two days after ALL Californians received the right to marry (again).
Baptism of Lex Cade-White; Ordination & Installation of Samantha Clark; and New Membership of Lex Cade-White and Emily Culp
Mission 4/1 Earth 2013
Tag KUCC in your Mission 4/1 Earth photos so that we can all share in what you are doing!
Screen on the Green, April 2013
Watching "The Lorax" as part of Mission 4/1 Earth
A beautiful morning service!
Good Friday 2013
Worship and Fellowship
Maundy Thursday 2013
Remembering Jesus' Last Supper.
Palm Sunday 2013
Georgia-South Carolina Association Meeting - UCC
Serving, March 2, 2013
KUCC Coffee House
We are Kirkwood UCC
Some photos from our life together
Christmas Eve Worship, 2012
Christmas Gifts 2012
KUCC Outreach Ministries keeping our neighbors warm and fed this winter. Thank you to everyone for your support!
KUCC's 2012 Christmas Pageant
Caroling in Kirkwood 2012
Spreading some Christmas Cheer to all who'd hear! Thank you to Addison Hill for the awesome photos!
Our Community Garden 2012
Church Visioning Notes 2012
Church Visioning Meeting Sunday, Aug. 12
Blessing of the Backpacks 2012
Back to School Blessings!
Vacation Bible School 2012
Photos by Heather Blair and Addison Hill
Deepening Our Connections
Kickball May 22, 2011
More pics from the BIG game!
Kathryn & Stacy's Baby Shower
Kathryn & Stacy's Baby Shower!
Christ has Risen Indeed!