The UCC


Don’t know the United Church of Christ? First thing that’s important to clarify: we’re quite different from the similarly-named Church of Christ. In fact, our nearly-6,000 church denomination traces its roots in the US to the Pilgrims (Congregationalists) who in 1620 set sail for the New World aboard the Mayflower.

 

We’re a church rooted in the Christian tradition, and for centuries our faith has led us to be a church of action in the cause of justice. We’re a church of firsts, committed to including all of God’s people in the work of the church at every level. And we’re the church of the Still Speaking God — believing as our Pilgrim forebears did that God continues to reveal new light to God’s people in every generation. We agree with American actress and comedian Gracie Allen: “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.”

Want to learn more? Visit UCC.ORG — or come visit us in person one Sunday. We have plenty of lifelong UCCers, and even a number of retired and active clergy who serve the wider church in a variety of roles. They’ll be glad to answer your questions and tell you more about the life of faith in our progressive Christian tradition.