Sunday December 20th 6:00pm
A Little About CCUPC
Cranberry Community U. P. Church
(CCUPC) is a place where the peace of God is
felt...a place where the people of God come
together to worship, learn and play as a family
and then be disbursed with the spiritual power
of God to witness in the world beyond these
walls. We are glad you have visited our website,
but even better would be to have you visit in
It is the vision of Cranberry Community
United Presbyterian Church to be a community
of faith called to be disciples of Jesus
Christ, to be wise stewards of the manifold
gifts of God and to be courageous witnesses
to Godís love for all people. We are an
congregation of the
biblical standards. We will enthusiastically proclaim Godís
love, grace and hope; faithfully nurture one
another through Godís Word; generously reach out
with Godís care to those in need; and eagerly
reveal the transforming power of the Holy Spirit
in this congregation, the wider community and to
the ends of the earth.
Our Mission Statement
Empowered by Godís Spirit and truth, we are
- Celebrating Godís holiness through worship.
- Discovering Godís living Word through
- Sharing Godís redeeming grace through witness.
- Reflecting Godís unfailing love through service.
Meet Our Pastors
Reverend Dr. James M. Moran
August 1, 2007 began a new chapter in the ministry and
history of Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church.
We are pleased to introduce our new Senior Pastor, the Rev.
Dr. James M. Moran. Dr. Moran is a native of Pittsburgh. He
graduated from Gateway Senior High School in Monroeville,
Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the ministry, he worked in
industry as a machinist for the Mine Safety Appliances
Company. He received a B.A. degree in sociology from the
University of Pittsburgh, and took his theological training
at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton,
Massachusetts. While at Gordon-Conwell, he was awarded a
Byington Fellowship in the Theology Department. He earned a
doctoral degree at the Reformed Theological Seminary in
He has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and
Illinois since his ordination in 1979. His non-professional interests include family
activities, reading, history, politics, films with
intriguing and complicated plots, fishing, and music,
especially classical, jazz, Christian, and classic
rock-and-roll. He is a lifelong, unabashed Steeler fan.
Jim is married to Lynn Ann Moran, who is a pharmacist and
holds a doctoral degree from Ohio State
University. They have three grown children and four
Reverend Nadine L. Roy
Nadine Roy, or Dena as she prefers to be called, joined the
CCUPC staff in January of 2007 as the Assistant to the
Pastor. In April of 2010 she was ordained as Minister of
Word and Sacrament and installed to the Associate Pastor
Rev. Roy has been a
Western PA girl all of her life. She grew up in Bridgeville,
just south of Pittsburgh, where she was a member of Bethany
Presbyterian church. Dena attended Grove City College,
graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian
Thought. After college Dena enrolled at the Pittsburgh
Theological Seminary, where she earned her Masters of
Divinity Degree. During this time Dena served a congregation
in Crafton, PA.
Brooks, has lived in Cranberry Township since the spring of
2004, and Dena joined him here in the fall of 2005 after
they were married. Brooks owns and operates a computer
consulting company in near-by Warrendale, PA. Dena and
Brooks have a 3 year old son, Solomon, and welcomed a new
daughter, Cecily June, in January of 2015, plus the
family shares their home with two cats, Gigabyte and
Terabyte, and some fish.
Denaís favorite parts
of her job include leading mission trips, and taking the
youth away for weekend events and retreats. There is
something amazing about taking time away to be in Godís
presence. Dena loves her work at CCUPC. It constantly amazes
her to see Godís grace at work in the members here and
throughout the world, and she feels honored that God has
allowed her to be a part of it.
To listen to the sermon and musical selections from our
worship service from November 22, 2015
If you like our Worship Online Page, please consider
making a donation to our online ministry....Thank you!
For a complete listing of worship online selections,
check back soon!!
Calendar of Events - November, 2015
From the PA Turnpike:
Exit the PA Turnpike using Exit 28 (old exit 3) and follow signs to Rt.
19 North (toward Zelienople). At this point, begin counting traffic
lights. You will turn left onto Rochester Road at the 7th traffic light,
which is approx. 2 miles North on Rt.19. Proceed West on Rochester Road
approx. 1 mile. CCUPC is located on the right on Rochester Road just
past the traffic light at Haine School Road.
From Interstate 79:
From the North (Driving South on I79)
Exit I79 using Exit 78 (old exit 25) and turn right which will put you
on Rt. 228 West. Proceed just a short distance and turn right onto Rt.
19 North. Proceed North on Rt. 19 approx 1 1/2 miles and turn left at
the 5th traffic light onto Rochester Road. Proceed West on Rochester
Road approx. 1 mile. CCUPC is located on the right on Rochester Road
just past the traffic light at Haine School Road.
From the South (Driving North on I79)
Exit I79 using Exit 78. Turn left onto Rt. 228 West. Turn right at the
light which will put you on Rt. 19 North. At this point, begin counting
traffic lights. You will turn left onto Rochester Road at the 5th
traffic light, which is approx. 1 mile North on Rt.19. Proceed West on
Rochester Road approx. 1 mile. CCUPC is located on the right on
Rochester Road just past the traffic light at Haine School Road.
For more detailed location information,
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a printable version of this flyer.
No one likes to be sad at
Christmas time, and yet, so often, it can be hard to
claim the joy of the season. Whether weíve
experienced the loss of a loved one, are separated
from family, or things just arenít the way we think
they ought to be, sometimes joy is hard, and that is
magnified at Christmas. And yet, Christmas is a time
of promise and hope.
CCUPC is hosting a special
worship service giving space for
those who struggle, for whatever reason,
and still pointing to the hope and peace
that is ours through Christ. If you feel
as though you could benefit from that
service, we hope you will join us on
Sunday, December 20th at 6:00 PM. Or, if
you know of others who may find comfort
from that kind of worship, we hope that
you will extend the invitation to them.