A few words about the United Church of Christ...
Our faith is 2000 years old, but our thinking is not.
We believe in God’s continuing testament. That is why we are committed to hearing God’s ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today. We try to remain attentive to God’s creative movement in the world. Religion and science are not mutually exclusive; your head and heart are both welcomed into our places of worship. We prepare our members and leaders to be engaged in ministry in the present and future church, and we embrace all kinds of communities and new modes of thinking.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
We believe in extravagant welcome. This is why we insist that God’s communion table is open and God’s gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable. We advocate justice for all. Our congregation extends hospitality as a sign of God’s inclusive love. We teach that evangelism – offering bread to those in search of it – is God’s mission. Our perspective is global, not provincial. We work with people of other faiths.
Religion with relevance.
We believe the church’s mission is to change lives – individually, systemically, and globally. We work to make transformation possible, trusting in God’s grace. This is why we insist that churches must be places of vitality in worship, learning, and advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are changed through global experiences and friendships. It is time for religious relevance?
You’re invited. Join us in the United Church of Christ.
We’re not a perfect church, but we try to be faithful. We are known for arriving early on issues of inclusivity and justice. We believe faith requires tenderness and courage, a kind of big love that is committed to changing people’s lives—in our churches, but also in the world around us. We would be happy to have you share in our faith.