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The United Church of Christ (UCC) traces its origins to the Pilgrims in New England (Congregational Churches) and to ecumenically-minded 19th century Protestants in our nation’s heartland (Christian Church). These bodies merged in 1931 to form the Congregational Christian Churches. The UCC also includes the faith traditions of 18th century German immigrants primarily to Pennsylvania (the Reformed Church) and 19th century German immigrants to the Midwest (the German Evangelicals). These latter two bodies merged in 1934 to form the Evangelical and Reformed Church. In 1957, the Congregational Christian and Evangelical and Reformed Churches united to become the United Church of Christ.

The UCC has held together concern to nurture faith and to witness to faith in society. Members of the United Church of Christ have been active in civil rights, world evangelism, women’s equality, access for the disabled, worker justice, and the inclusion of LGBTQ persons.

Through the UCC, Columbia UCC participates in mission and witness in this country and around the world.  You can find out more about our regional office, the Missouri Mid-South Conference,

here and about the United Church of Christ here.