Our Denomination

Our church is a member congregation of the United Church of Christ, or the UCC. The UCC was founded in 1957 through the merger of 4 other denominations, including the Congregationalists of New England, from which our own heritage comes. With our fellow UCC congregations we covenant to support common ministries in our region, across the country, and around the globe.

You can find out more about our denomination on the UCC’s website.

“The United Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole Head, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. It acknowledges as kindred in Christ all who share in this confession. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. It claims as its own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers. It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, it recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion.”

— United Church of Christ Statement of Faith

Massachusetts Conference, United Church of ChristThe United Church of Christ operates locally through regional “conferences” serving specific geographic areas. Our church is a member of the newly formed Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. You can learn more about the Conference on their website.

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