Friedens United Church of Christ - Marissa

'Through the Spirit

we are a Church on the Move:

Welcoming, Caring, Sharing!'





Sunday School - Sunday worship and Bible study for all ages.


Pastoral Relations Committee - A standing committee that seeks to suppport and maintain an open and healthy relationship between the pastor and members of the congregation.


Evangelical Daughters - Evening fellowship for women of the church.  A self-governing organization that offers evening fellowship for women of the Church.  Together we work for the good of the church and community.  Fund raisers that we have:  Lunch Stands at auctions, and the sale of crafts, baked goods and other items at our semi-annual wurstmarkts. Benevolences:  Christian Outreach, Family Care Ministries, Violence Prevention Center, Relay for Life, Kindercottage, ISC Ministries and related Institutions and more.  We host the Pre-Lenten Breakfast for the women of the community, a Mother's Day Tea and the Father's Day Breakfast for fathers, grandfathers, sons, all males who are family or friends of Friends UCC.


Funds and Fellowship - Through the organization of projects sponsored by this committee additional funds are available for mission support and unusual or unexpected expenses of the church..


Sonshine Corner - Sonshine Corner came into being through a gift to Friedens when the owner, a lifelong member of Friedens, passed away.  It was a small grocery store with a small house attached.  After much renovating the store was opened as a resale shop with very reasonable prices.  The money we make is used to help people in need.  So far, since opening in 1996, we have given away approximately $75,000.  Sonshine Corner also houses the Marissa Ministerial Alliance sponsored food pantry.


God has truly blessed our efforts.  All of our workers are volunteers, mostly from Friedens but we have volunteers from other churches in the village.  The community keeps us supplied with good clean used clothing and small household items.  The house is rented for a modest sum and that money is used for taxes and upkeep, etc.


Sonshine Corner Hours:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon.


Church Council - The executive body of Friedens is composed of two Elders, four Deacons and four Trustees.  The council is the policy making body and transacts the business of the church.


Choir - To enhance worship services with special and beautiful music.


Spiritual Council - Consists of pastor and six elders of the congregation.  Elders serve on council for a total of six years.  Members consider and act upon application for membership and letters of transfer and assist with the Christian instruction for members and prospective members.  The Spiritual Council discuss and plan for the spiritual life of the congregation.


Men's Dartball - Church League Participation.  Play other church dart ball teams.