United Church of Christ

TheUCCThe United Church of Christ (UCC) is a Protestant Christian denomination, formed in 1957 when four separate denominations came together to become one. Our identity is deeply rooted in a shared calling to bring people together from a diverse array of backgrounds and live out our unity together in Jesus Christ.

The national setting of the UCC describes us this way: “Drawn together by the Holy Spirit, the United Church of Christ is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action. In covenant with the church in all of its settings, we serve God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world as made manifest in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The United Church of Christ motto, “that they may all be one,” comes from John 17:21, where Jesus prays that His disciples “may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.The First Parish Church of Newbury is a local congregation of the UCC.  Learn more about our denomination by visiting our website, http://www.ucc.org/