You are invited to our annual Thanksgiving Worship Service Tuesday Nov. 24th  7:30pm

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 person! 

Our Vision 
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 evangelical congregation of the PCUSA adhering to 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 committed to:

  • Celebrating Godís holiness through worship.
  • Discovering Godís living Word through discipleship.
  • 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 Jackson, Mississippi.

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 grandchildren.

  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 position.

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.

Denaís husband, 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.

Worship Online

To listen to the sermon and musical selections from our worship service from November 22, 2015   click here

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.


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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 ďBlue ChristmasĒ 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.