We are proud to be members of the United Church of Christ, the most progressive Protestant denomination in the country.
The United Church of Christ has its roots in the Congregationalism that helped form America in the early seventeenth century. Today, by “acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God” ( Micah 6:8), we continue to form a witness to the core of Christian faith: that all may be one.
Historically, the United Church of Christ has been at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement and labor movement.
On inclusivity and gender issues, the UCC ordained its first LGBTQ minister in 1972, making Rev. William R. Johnson the first openly gay minister in a mainline Protestant denomination. Ordination is open to transgender and intersex people. Women have been ordained in the UCC since its founding in 1957, with the history of ordination dating back through preceding denominations to 1853.
For more information, see: http://www.ucc.org/about-