COVID-19: What’s New?

The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it…flow with it…join the dance. — Alan Watts

The Community Church is a beloved community from all walks of life, including young and old, gay and straight, progressive and evangelical.  Together, we walk in the ways of compassion and justice, seeking God’s blessing for the gorgeous planet and her many beings.  What binds us to one another is the gospel of liberation, the grace of God that shines in every single life, and in every single culture and place.  Jesus surely embodies that gospel: but we see it shining in so many of the world’s spiritual, religious and ethical traditions.
In 2023, we’re glad to be worshipping in person once again, even as we carefully follow the guidance of public health officials and the scientific community.  So long as New Hampshire maintains a “LOW” position in the CDC’s rating system, we’re not requiring masks for indoor activities.  We trust, however, that anyone who feels it prudent will wear one and do what feels right and safe.
In these days, as ever, we need communities of resilient hope and deep compassion.  We’re creating that here in Durham, and we welcome you to help us.  There’s good work to be done!  Wherever you are on life’s journey, your spirit is cherished and your questions are honored at the Community Church.
If you’ve got a pastoral concern, or simply need to talk, please be in touch with Pastor Dave Grishaw-Jones at or his phone at 831-706-6819.  Let’s be the church the world needs in 2023!
With our e-newsletters, which come out twice a week.  One covers church events and news; the other focuses on our wide-ranging work for justice, mercy and peace.  Click here to sign up!
Kristin Forselius and our team plan a wonderful series of events for children and teens.  Email Kristin (here) to get your family involved in this supportive circle of spirit, friendship and care.
Dave hosts several small group conversations around spiritual practice, faith in a season of uncertainty, and our hunger for communion and justice.
Email Dave (here) for the links, and join us when you can.
Services begin each Sunday at 10 am (upstairs in the sanctuary) and 12 noon (downstairs around the Table).  If you have any questions at all, give us a call at 603-868-1230.  We’ll do our best to help you figure things out!

Peace Garden

Pray in the Peace Garden
Especially now, we’re inviting our friends and members to find a quiet space in the Peace Garden: a sacred and holy place just east of the sanctuary.  You can sit on a bench there, reflect on poems and prayers collected for you, or even write a prayer of your own and tie it to a branch.  

The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it…flow with it…join the dance. — Alan Watts

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING GOOD TO READ, OR A PODCAST TO STIR THINGS UP?  We’ve got a special page on the site here–with recommendations from staff and other leaders.  Check it out here!