We open our church to various local groups. Some that meet here regularly are Boy Scout Pack #427 and a Daisy troop. We support local organizations such as the Amherst Food Bank, Family Promise of Lorain County, Haven Center, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lorain County. We also continue to support the UCC Church Wider Mission & Disaster Fund.
Caring for us, caring for others, and praising God: with all ones heart, mind, soul and strength, in every way, everywhere.
The avowed purpose of this church shall be to worship God, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the Sacraments: to realize Christian fellowship and unity within this church and the Church Universal; to render loving service toward mankind; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.
To focus our ministries on those who we can directly impact; our congregation, our neighborhood, our nation, and our world. Our church will do this through caring; by uplifting and offering spiritual support to those who are struggling in their life’s journey. Through spirituality; to behave in a Christ-like way; by offering our time, talents, and treasures. We will put our faith into action by honoring, respecting, and celebrating the principles of scripture, our church’s rich history and purpose, and the identity of the United Church of Christ.
Our church supports Troop 427, and the troop has meetings on Monday nights in our Fellowship Hall, as well as their Court of Honor in our Sanctuary. The boys have helped with our Block party and help with things like putting up our big Christmas tree.
The goal of Boy Scouts is to help boys become responsible, civic-minded young men. Troop 427 achieves this goal by being a boy-led troop. This means that all the troop meetings, campouts and activities are planned and led by the boys of the troop. This develops confidence, decision making and preparation skills that will help them the rest of their lives.
The Troop began in 1953 and has been in existence ever since. In fact, we will be celebrating our 65th anniversary at a special Court of Honor on May 14th.
We have helped in the community by working with groups such as Amherst Historical society, Amherst Garden Club, Main Street Amherst and local churches. You may remember that in recent years we have helped with your Community Picnic. We welcome opportunities to help the church in the future.
Currently, there are 29 scouts active in the troop. Their ages are between 11 and 17 years old. There are also 40 registered adults who assist the scouts in planning and organizing the troop activities.
One of the goals of every scout is to become an Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank that can be achieved in Boy Scouts and only 5% ever earn that rank. People who have attained the rank of Eagle include:
105 boys from Troop 427 have been awarded the rank of Eagle Scouts since its inception. 49 of those have been in that last 15 years, under our current Scoutmaster, Henry Messer.
Considering the value that Eagle Scouts bring to the community, we feel that we have been a successful Boy Scout Troop and thank you for your support.
Daisy Troop meets in the Fellowship Hall the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The leader is Stacy Bruce. What Daisies Do? Don’t we all wish we could look at the world through a Daisy Girl Scout’s eyes? Everything they do—from planting a garden to putting on a skit to proudly adding that first petal to their vest—sparkles with that "first time ever" newness! Along the way, they’ll use their Daisy exuberance to help others—and they’ll never forget how that feels. Every Daisy meeting is an adventure filled with giggles, energy, and excitement.
Gain new friends as part of a troop
Earn petals and badges as she embraces the Girl Scout Promise and Law
Make a difference in her community through a Leadership Journey
Sell cookies (and have fun doing it)
Explore nature and the outdoors