The United Church of Christ is a union (1957) of two churches with deep roots in the history of our nation. The Congregational Christian Churches trace their beginnings back to the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth in 1620. The Evengelical and Reformed Church is the spiritual heir of the Reformation and embodies the theology of John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and Martin Luther.
Today the two million-member denomination with 6000 local congregations is the forefront of the struggle for justice for all people. It is working for further church union to honor Christ's desire "That They May All Be One."
The United Church of Christ considers itself evangelical, catholic and reformed: evengelical in its mandate to proclaim the gospel to all the world, catholic in its universality and openness to other faiths, and reformed in it's desire to reshape it's structure and style to meet the needs and challenges of each generation.