Our Beliefs

OUR VISION STATEMENT

       Union Congregational Church - A Place where Christ is taught, proclaimed, and lived in loving fellowship with others.

OUR COVENANT

       Acknowledging Jesus Christ to be our Savior and Lord and accepting the Holy Scriptures as our rule of faith and practice, and recognizing the privilege of uniting ourselves for Christian fellowship, the enjoyment of Christian ordinances, the public worship of God, and the advancement of His kingdom in the world, we do now in the sight of God, and invoking His blessing, solemnly covenant and agree with each other to associate ourselves to be a Church of the Lord Jesus Christ as is warranted by the  Word of God.

       We agree to maintain the institutions of the Gospel, to submit ourselves to the orderly administration of the affairs of the Church, and to walk together in brotherly love. And this we do depending upon the aid of our Heavenly Father who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son for our salvation, and of Jesus Christ who has redeemed us with His blood, and of the Holy Spirit our Comforter and Guide.


OUR POLITY

The government of the church is vested in the body of believers who compose it. It is subject to the control of no other ecclesiastical body, but it recognizes and sustains the obligations of mutual counsel and cooperation which is common among congregational churches and it is in fellowship with all churches which acknowledge Jesus Christ to be their Divine Redeemer and Lord.

 


OUR DOCTRINE

The Church recognizes the Scriptures as its authority in matters of faith and practice. Its understanding of Christian truth, as contained therein, is in accord with the belief of congregational churches of the United States, and substantially set forth in the 1959 Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ adopted at Oberlin, Ohio, and in the Kansas City Statement of Faith, which reads as follows:

  • We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:
  • He calls the worlds into being, creates man in His own image and sets before Him the ways of life and death.
  • He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
  • He judges men and nations by His righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
  • In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, He has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to Himself.
  • He bestows upon us His Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the Church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
  • He calls us into His Church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be His servants in the service of men, to proclaim the Gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and eat at His table, to join Him in His passion and victory.
  • He promises to all who trust Him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, His presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in His kingdom which has no end.
  • Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto Him. Amen.
 
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Upcoming Events
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THU
ESOL - Temporarily Suspended
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE (via Zoom)
7:00 PM
The Maundy Thursday Service is a service to commemorate the Last Supper (described in the Gospel of Luke 22) where Jesus institutes the Holy Eucharist or communion and foretells of His death.

All are welcome to attend this very moving online service. Please contact the church via phone or email for information on how to join in.
APR

10

FRI
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE (via Zoom)
12:00 PM
The Good Friday service is a service to remember and reflect on Jesus' sacrificial death.

Please contact the church via phone or email if you would like to attend this online service.
ESOL - Temporarily Suspended
6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages
APR

11

SAT
Spaghetti Supper - Temporarily Suspended
6:00 PM
Open to public! All are welcome! The second Saturday each month, we have a wonderful Spaghetti Supper that consists of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, a beverage, and a simple dessert. All for only $6.00. This is a wonderful time of fellowship and an outreach to the community. It is also a fundraiser for the church. Any additional donations are always welcomed.
APR

12

SUN
EASTER SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP (via Zoom)
10:00 AM
HE IS RISEN! The Easter Service is a service of worship and celebration that Jesus Christ has conquered death and is alive.

To attend this very joyful service online, please contact the church via phone or email no later than 8:00 a.m. Easter morning.
Morning Worship Service - via Zoom
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Spirit filled worship service with organ and piano music. All are welcome!
Fellowship/Coffee Hour - Temporarily Suspended
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Enjoy a time of fellowship with a cup of coffee and other believers.
ESOL - Temporarily Suspended
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages
APR

13

MON
ESOL - Temporarily Suspended
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages
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14

TUE
BIBLE STUDY - VIA ZOOM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Pastor Joy leads an evening Bible Study at the church. For more info and/or are interested in participating, please call or email the church.
APR

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THU
ESOL - Temporarily Suspended
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Free English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages
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