UCC Staff & Groups

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Reverend Shirley Louise Pudney-Eilers – UCC Pastor

The Reverend Shirley Louise Pudney-Eilers began her part-time ministry at Union Church on October 9, 2017.  Pastor Shirley is an ordained minister with full standing in the United Church of Christ.  She has her Masters of Divinity degree from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.  Pastor Shirley has a wealth of experience in ministry.  She has served as pastor for Morganville and Brighton UCC churches, as well as for several American Baptist churches.  She was Executive Director of Services for the Aging with United Ministries of Irondequoit, Executive Director of the Spiritual Center for Mental Health of the American Baptist Churches n the Genesee Region, and has worked in the fields of mental health, children’s programs and community needs assessment.  She accepted her call as Pastor to our church as she perceives in us a faith community strongly committed to programs to enliven and strengthen the community.


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The Trustees are concerned with the buildings physical assets and the business of the church.


                                                Board of Deacons

DEACONSThe Deacons cooperate with the pastor in the ministering to the spiritual interests of the congregation.  We maintain order and a proper physical atmosphere at all services of worship and provide greeters and ushering at all services.  We provide a nursery for children up to age three.  After Sunday services, we have a fellowship hour with coffee and cookies. We also support fellowship activities such as Memorial day breakfast, summer Strawberry Social, tureen dinners, progressive dinners and our annual trip to Frontier Stadium for a Red Wings  baseball game.  For more information, please contact Maryjane Starr at mstarr@monroecc.edu


Sunday School

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The Union Church “Learning Community” provides Sunday morning Christian education and activities for children ages 3 through high school.  The children meet during the second half of the Sunday morning service, both for the convenience of families, and so the children can take part in the general worship.  The Learning Community offers small groups where Youth-handbellsstudents learn about the Bible and Christian values, and how these relate to their lives today.  Our students often meet as a large group to work on community service projects.  Throughout the year we do special activities for the congregation on Sunday morning such as musical and dramatic productions. The Christmas program is always a special event. Please Contact Cheryl Valvano with any questions. cheryl.valvano@gmail.com