The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a denomination based in the United States, established in 1957 by the merger of two Protestant denominations: the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches. Each of these was, in turn, the result of a union of earlier traditions, including:
* The Congregational Churches (based in Puritan tradition)
* The Reformed Church in the United States, which traced its beginnings to congregations of German settlers in Pennsylvania
* The Christian Churches that sprang up in the late 1700s and early 1800s in reaction to the theological and organizational rigidity of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist churches of the time.
* The Evangelical Synod of North America, which traced its beginnings to an association of German Evangelical pastors in Missouri, reflecting the 1817 union of Lutheran and Reformed churches in Germany. The basic unit of the UCC is the congregation. The UCC follows the "covenantal" tradition, meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members.
Site focused on the call to ministry, ministerial careers in the denomination, and preparation for ordination. Includes general information, advice, discussion areas, and personal testimonies.
Tables list the 10 U.S. states with the highest percentage and largest numbers of UCC members.
Independent church-related organization providing support and sanctuary to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and advocating for their full inclusion in church and society.
One of the publishing imprints of the United Church of Christ. It publishes curriculum and approximately twelve to fifteen books per year.
Expresses the view that the national offices of the United Church of Christ have shifted away from the needs of the local church and have set on a course of political activism that some consider dishonest. Articles, essays, and online forum.
Official web site of the UCC. Includes faith testimonies, global ministries, and a means to find a church in a specific locality. Weekly news, mailing list, and discussion forums also included.
An introduction to the denomination, its views, and activities. Video clips (RealMedia) and photo gallery.
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