Our Story

Community Congregational Church was founded in 1953 by eight friends who felt the need for a simplified, non-liturgical form of worship. Their objectives were to bring people together in the name of Christ and to create a Christian fellowship with neither rigid dogmas nor creeds as a condition of membership. These objectives remain a foundation of the church.

The church is led by our Lead Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Johann J. Bosman; our Pastor, The Rev. Jennifer Testa Hrynyk; and our Director of Music Ministries, Brian Dailey. As a congregational church, decisions are made by the members of the church, with a Church Board of elected officers at the head. We are affiliated with a mainline Protestant denomination, the United Church of Christ.

Worship is held at 10:30am each Sunday and is a multimedia experience of Bible-based messages and engaging music. We celebrate in blended style - that means our band plays everything from your favorite old hymns to contemporary Christian music, and all kinds of good stuff in between! Our children's ministry, CommunityKids, and our Student Ministry (for 6th-8th grade) is held concurrently with worship, and childcare is offered for infants and toddlers.

Our facilities include a Sanctuary comfortably seating 500 people with a full pipe organ, piano, and newly renovated projection system; a Chapel seating 100 people with its own organ, a piano, and projection system; a Memorial Garden; a large Fellowship Hall with a stage, kitchen facilities, and a conference room; an administrative wing with offices and a conference room; and a separate Christian Education Building with a playground and a 200-space parking lot.

Celebrating 65 Years of Community Church!

On December 6, 2018, we celebrated the 65th anniversary of Community Church. We dug out pictures from the archives to see what the past 65 years have brought! Click on the pictures below to get a "snapshot" of the first 65 years of our story!

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Sunday worship

Worship & Children's Ministry 10:30am


 

office hours

Monday - Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm

 

address

200 Hartshorn Drive

Short Hills, New Jersey 07078

 

Church@CommunityChurch.org

Tel: 973-379-5600

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