Who We Are

Who We Are

The United Church of Christ is an inclusive and diverse community of Christians connected by faith that calls us to build a just world for all. Our ministries advocate at a national and global level, but our roots are planted firmly in our local churches in communities like yours.


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A Church of Extravagant Welcome, Seeking a Just and Peaceful World

For over 400 years, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

Our history is filled with ways our faith and call for justice have effected change in our communities, and our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.

Our Mission

We welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.

Faith-Based Leadership

UCC is led by a team of elected officers, board members, and national staff associates who work together to support local church leaders. Click below to get to know our team.

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Learn about our Ministry Partners

United Church of Christ affiliated ministries include organizations that support local churches, congregants and greater communities with operational, financial and social services.

Our Structure

UCC is comprised of 36 conferences. Every two years, conference delegates convene at General Synod.

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Recent UCC News from Around the World

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Find a welcoming church near you.

You’ll find a broad range of cultures and styles in our united and uniting church, and there is a place for you. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

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