About Our Organ

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 12:00pm

Phone

(509) 943-3927

Email

 

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Mailing Address

505 McMurray St
Richland, WA  99354

Located on McMurray St between George Washington Way and Jadwin Ave in Richland, WA. 

505 McMurray St
Richland, WA  99354

 

505 McMurray St, Richland, WA  99354
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About Our Organ

Shalom's custom-designed pipe organ, installed in 1995, represents our emphasis on a vital music program.  It was designed and built for our church by Marçeau and Associates of Portland, Oregon. 

This all-mechanical key- and stop-action two-manual and pedal organ contains 540 pipes, arranged in 10 voices by use of double-draw stops and extensions. It is prepared for 168 more pipes arranged in 3 voices. The organ components and “Mission” style case was constructed in Portland, as were pipes 13-24 of the Rohrflöte. The case is made of quarter-sawn white oak. The naturals are lemon wood, and the accidentals are ebony. The stop knobs are ebony with engraved bone. Some of the pipes are recycled from other organs. They came from a Kefer organ at the University of Washington, from a Casavant-Frères organ at Community Presbyterian Church in Ventura, CA, from an Estey organ at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, from an Estey organ at Gethsemane Lutheran in Seattle, and from an M. P. Möller organ at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Portland. The rest, including the flamed copper facade pipes, were made for this organ by Stinkens in Holland. The console and pedalboard were built by August Laukhuff in Germany. The unusual side-mounted key desk conserves seating space.

Sunday Schedule

  

9:00    -   9:50      Adult Learning Community

10:00  -   11:00    Worship Service

10:30  -   11:00    Children & Youth Learning Communities

11:00  -   11:45    Fellowship & Coffee

11:15  -   11:45    Worship Feedback

About the UCC

The United Church of Christ is a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions: from the beginning of our history, we were a church that affirmed the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. Our motto—"that they may all be one"—is Jesus' prayer for the unity of the church. The UCC is one of the most diverse Christian denominations in the United States. We hope you'll join us.

More About the UCC

While preserving relevant portions of heritage and history dating back to the 16th century, the UCC and its forebears have proven themselves capable of moving forward, tying faith to social justice and shaping cutting edge theology and service in an ever-changing world. Affirming that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, the UCC claims as its own the faith of the historic church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant reformers. Yet the UCC also affirms the responsibility of the church in each generation and community to make faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. One of the UCC's distinguishing characteristics is its penchant to believe that ... God is still speaking, ... even when it puts us out there alone. History has shown that, most often, we're only alone for a while. Join us!

Besides, we receive so many gifts from our ecumenical partners, being "early" seems to be one of ours.Intelligent dialogue and a strong independent streak sometimes cause the United Church of Christ (UCC) and its 1.2 million members to be called a “heady and exasperating mix.” The UCC tends to be a mostly progressive denomination that unabashedly engages heart and mind. And yet, the UCC somehow manages to balance congregational autonomy with a strong commitment to unity among its nearly 5,600 congregations—despite wide differences among many local congregations on a variety of issues.

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Youth Education

There is a place for you here at Shalom. We offer weekly activities for kids in Kindergarten through Senior High. The focus with the youth is faith formation, fellowship and fun. Our program follows the school year, September to June.

Sunday School

Children are dismissed for Sunday School part way through the Worship Service into the following classes:

Infant – Pre K              Nursery (staffed from 9:00 am)

K – 5th Grade             Ginny's Room

Our curriculum is a mix between Godly Play, A Joyful Path, and current events.

Other Youth Programs

12:30pm – 2:00pm    Sundays, Our Whole Lives (OWL) for elementary ages is meeting at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasco

  4:00pm – 5:30pm    Wednesdays, Kid Stuff, an elementary aged fellowship and learning time.  We do not meed on holidays.

  6:00pm – 8:00pm    Sundays, Youth Group (7th grade - 12th grade) meets at Shalom.  We do not meet during school breaks.

For Elementary Fellowship, we do crafts, play outdoors, listen to stories, share our experiences, and sometimes, we take field trips!

As many church group activities happen on Wednesdays, dinner is prepared as an opportunity to gather in fellowship between the various happenings. The food is fabulous!

Summer Camps

Our Shalom youth (and families!) are lucky to have two church campsites to choose from, both operated by the UCC Pacific Northwest Conference: 

  • Pilgrim Firs – Located in Port Orchard, Washington. Offers a serene space on Lake Flora. They offer camps for all ages.  More at the Pilgrim Firs website.
  • N-Sid-Sen – Located near Harrison, Idaho, on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Offers camps for all ages. More at the N-Sid-Sen website.