UCC National Website: www.ucc.org
UCC Florida Website: www.uccfla.org
We have opened our doors and welcomed Adoration Church, with their Lead Pastor Matt Brown.
He and their ministry team leaders conduct services in Evan's Hall Sunday mornings at 11am.
(For more information on Adoration Church, click the image below)
Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) Readings:
Books by Dr. Martin Gwent Lewis:
The Hearts of Elephants and Men
In The Footsteps of Disease
The Call of Africa
CDs by Organist, Phil Pratt
'Organ Music from Christ Church'
$15 available in the office
*All proceeds go to Chapel on the Hill*
Ikebana – Chapter 65:
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (Tampa, FL)
(800) 881-4475 - Local Toll Free Phone
About the UCC
The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With more than 5,100 churches and 1.1 million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).
The Church of Firsts
Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities. The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith. When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" — a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement. Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.
A Church of Extravagant Welcome
Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways. We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul. We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.
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