United Church of Christ Statement of Faith

We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:

He calls the worlds into being, creates man in his own image and sets before him the ways of life and death.

He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

He judges men and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord,he has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to himself.

He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

He calls us into his church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be his servants in the service of men, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.

He promises to all who trust him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, his presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him.

Amen.

This UCC Statement of Faith was adopted in 1959 and is widely regarded as one of the most significant Christian faith testimonies of the 20th century.

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4 thoughts on “United Church of Christ Statement of Faith”

  1. I am thinking a lot about attending a unitarian church at some point in the near future. This is a HUGE step for me.

  2. Caroline,

    I would like to encourage you to do so. I know it’s hard – I spent many years out of church, feeling like a black sheep.

    Once you find the right church, you will understand why I’m so happy that I decided to start again. ;)

  3. “…is widely regarded as one of the most significant Christian faith testimonies of the 20th century.”

    Huh? By who? I’m a member of the UCC and would hardly make that statement.

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