The United Church of ChristFirst Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652 is a member of the United Church of Christ.
Being part of the United Church of Christ means that we are involved in free and voluntary relationships with other local UCC churches in order to more effectively accomplish God’s ministry on earth. Our denomination cannot require anything of us nor impose anything on us. No stances taken by the denomination as a whole are binding to local churches unless the church decides to affirm a particular stance.
We are one of 13 UCC churches in the Farmington Valley Association, which supports churches in Christian Education, ministry, installation, and ordination of pastors and mission work.
We are one of 261 UCC churches in the Connecticut Conference, which supports local churches in the areas of Christian Education, local church concerns, wider church concerns, social justice and witness issues, and owns and operates Silver Lake Camp and Conference Center in Sharon, CT.
We are one of 6,017 UCC churches, with about 1.4 million members, in the national denomination, which supports local churches through many programs such as its publishing house, curriculum development, and most importantly, mission support.
I AM THE UCC ...
My roots go back 2,000 years, but I am very much now and today.
Instead, I embrace modern intelligent thinking:
I can even be lighthearted.
My open-armed approach is appealing to people of all races and lifestyles. Which might explain why my congregations are diverse and unique.
Another funny thing happens when you’re less judgmental. You allow people to search, discover and flourish. My friends come to me to seek their own answers, look inside themselves and explore their spiritual lives.
In the end, my personality is reflective of Christ’s.
And eternally relevant.
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