What is the UCC?

What is the UCC?

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The First Church of Christ in Longmeadow is a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC formed in 1957 with the union of two Protestant traditions: the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and the Congregational Christian Churches.

The UCC:

  • Witnesses to the reality and power of the crucified and risen Christ
  • Confesses the authority of one God
  • Affirms the primacy of Scripture, the doctrine of justification by faith, the priesthood of all believers, and the principle of Christian freedom
  • Celebrates two sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper
  • Relies on covenantal relationships, rather than legal agreements, among congregations
  • Believes the primary task of the church is proclaiming the Good News of God’s love

To learn more, visit:

The United Church of Christ Web site, which includes news and links relevant to the Church’s role in current affairs, Christian education, global ministries for peace and crisis relief, and much more.

The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ Web site, which represents a community of 432 churches—the largest Protestant denomination in the Commonwealth.