About The UCC

I am the UCC. My roots go back 2,000 years, but I am very much a church of today and now. I came to America on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims and Puritans, supported the anti-slavery movement and the civil rights movement. Believing that all should be one in Christ Jesus, I was the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first US denomination to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. In 1957 the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches joined together to form the United Church of Christ.

I embrace modern intelligent thinking:

          Acceptance

          Inclusiveness

          Justice and I am even light-hearted.

My open-armed approach appeals to people of all races and lifestyles, which might explain why my congregations are diverse and unique, free from control by a central authority.

I know that when we’re open and accepting, people can be free to search, discover, and flourish.

They come to me

          To seek their own answers

          To look inside themselves

          To explore their spiritual lives and grow.

My personality reflects Jesus Christ…

          Open,

          Embracing,

          Nurturing,

          Eternally relevant.

I am the United Church of Christ.