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About the United Church of Christ

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The United Church of Christ was formed June 25, 1957 by the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and The General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States in order to express more fully the oneness in Christ of the churches composing it, to make more effective their common witness in Him, and to serve His kingdom in the world.

Rooted in the covenantal tradition in which all the people, that is "the ministers," participate fully in the life of the church and in making decisions regarding how we may best serve God and the world, the United Church of Christ recognizes Christ alone as the Head of the church. The UCC looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to feed and enrich its creative and redemptive work in the world.

We believe that all who share in a confession of Christ are kindred spirits. We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to the apostolic faith. The UCC therefore receives the historic creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith.  The United Church of Christ embraces a theological heritage that affirms the Bible as the authoritative witness to the Word of God, the creeds of the ecumenical councils, and the confessions of the Reformation. The UCC has roots in the "covenantal" tradition—meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members.  In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, it recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.

We hope you will join us as we seek to honor Christ with our fellow sisters and brothers in living our faith fully, answering the call that God has made to each of us and witnessing to Christ's life in the world.

Open and Affirming

The United Church of Christ is an open and affirming church, which means we welcome all people regardless of status, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status or physical or mental ability. Read more about our faith on the UCC National Website at www.ucc.org/beliefs.

Link to United Church of Christ, national website

Link to Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ


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