Rev. Kay Young is the pastor at Faith United Church of Christ. (Photos courtesy of Faith UCC)
CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is rich in the number and variety of houses of worship. In our weekly feature, WCPO shines the spotlight on where we pray.
This week we visit a small congregation that started a school serving an orphanage. Today the church invites all to share a faith journey.
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Address: 6886 Salem Road, Cincinnati Website: Faithucc.com Denomination: United Church of Christ
Top Clergy: Rev. Kay Young (Pastor); Karen Specter, Liz Fiene and Mike Massey (Lay Ministers)
Size of Congregation: Sunday attendance is 70 people on average
"Everyone is on a faith journey, and only rarely do we find others at the same place on that road. Come celebrate the journey with us. All are welcome at the communion table."
Affiliations: Southern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Association of UCC churches (SONKA); Ohio Conference of UCC churches ; Interparish Ministry (IPM) Newtown, Ohio
Faith UCC was originally built in 1951 to provide religious instruction to the nearby German Protestant Orphan Home, which became the Beech Acres Parenting Center. The church separated from the orphan home in 1957 and became its own church associated with the United Church of Christ.
Additions were made to the building in 1968, and sanctuary renovations were completed in 2009.
Faith UCC in the community:
The church recently started a Spanish service, which takes place every Sunday at noon after the English service. The church hopes that to attract native Spanish speakers who desire a "more modern service" not offered at other churches in the area.
Every year, the church supports six families through IPM, including providing food and gifts for the holidays. Church members have supported the Rubate Teacher’s College in Kenya, Washington UCC in Camp Washington, and the SEM food pantry in Mt. Washington.
Faith is home to a yearly summer bible school, a chancel choir and two handbell choirs. The church is located next to Beech Acres Park in Anderson Township, which is often a center of activity for the community.
Members of the congregation take part in a number of activities, including:
“It is a privilege to share our strong faith with our Spanish-speaking sisters and brothers of faith who are living here in Cincinnati in need of a place to worship. The mingling of congregations will be symbolic of the UCC's motto, 'That They May All Be One.'” - Rev. Kay Young
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