United Church of Christ

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The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination based in the United States, with historical confessional roots in the Congregational, Reformed, and Lutheran traditions, and with approximately 4,882 churches and 824,866 members.wikipedia
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Congregationalism in the United States

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The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination based in the United States, with historical confessional roots in the Congregational, Reformed, and Lutheran traditions, and with approximately 4,882 churches and 824,866 members.
The largest of these is the United Church of Christ, which resulted from a 1957 merger with the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Mainline Protestant

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The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination based in the United States, with historical confessional roots in the Congregational, Reformed, and Lutheran traditions, and with approximately 4,882 churches and 824,866 members.
Mainline churches include the so-called "Seven Sisters of American Protestantism"—the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, the American Baptist Churches, the United Church of Christ, and the Disciples of Christ—as well as the Quakers, Reformed Church in America, African Methodist Episcopal church and other churches.

Congregational Christian Churches

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The Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches united in 1957 to form the UCC.
On the latter date, most of its churches joined the Evangelical and Reformed Church in a merger to become the United Church of Christ.

Evangelical and Reformed Church

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The Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches united in 1957 to form the UCC. Moreover, it also subsumed the third largest Reformed group in the country, the German Reformed.
In 1957, the Evangelical and Reformed Church merged with the majority of the Congregational Christian Churches (CC) to form the United Church of Christ (UCC).

Full communion

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The UCC maintains full communion with other mainline Protestant denominations. Currently, the UCC has entered into an ecumenical partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and through A Formula of Agreement, signed in 1997, is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Reformed Church in America.
Groups recognized as being in full communion with each other on this basis include the Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ, The Episcopal Church (United States), the Moravian Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the United Methodist Church.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Currently, the UCC has entered into an ecumenical partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and through A Formula of Agreement, signed in 1997, is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Reformed Church in America.
The ELCA is in full communion with the Episcopal Church, Moravian Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.

Open communion

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Many of its congregations choose to practice open communion.
Other churches allowing open communion (with or without the baptism requirement) include the Church of the Nazarene, the Evangelical Free Church, the Church of God, Community Churches, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Presbyterian Church in America, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Canada, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, the Free Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Foursquare Gospel Church, Association of Vineyard Churches, Metropolitan Community Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Assemblies of God, the Reformed Church in America, Seventh-day Adventists, Free Will Baptists, Seventh Day Baptists, and most churches in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Reformed Church in America

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Currently, the UCC has entered into an ecumenical partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and through A Formula of Agreement, signed in 1997, is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Reformed Church in America.
The denomination is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and United Church of Christ and is a denominational partner of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

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In 1957, the Congregational Christian church merged with the German Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ.

Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ

The Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ is a Christian confession of faith written in 1959 to express the common faith of the newly founded United Church of Christ, formed in 1957 by the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church with the Congregational Christian Churches.

Justice and Witness Ministries

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Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) is one of five covenanted ministries of the United Church of Christ.

A Formula of Agreement

Currently, the UCC has entered into an ecumenical partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and through A Formula of Agreement, signed in 1997, is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Reformed Church in America.
A Formula of Agreement is an ecclesiastical agreement between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Reformed Church in America, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, establishing full communion with each other.

Everett Parker

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Everett Parker of the United Church of Christ Office of Communication, at the request of Martin Luther King, Jr., organized UCC churches during 1959 against television stations in the Southern United States that were imposing news blackouts of information pertaining to the then growing Civil Rights Movement.
Everett Carlton Parker (January 17, 1913 – September 17, 2015) was an American media activist and ordained minister of the United Church of Christ.

Biblical Witness Fellowship

The Biblical Witness Fellowship, a small conservative evangelical organization within the denomination, opposes the denomination's growing support for same-sex relationships.
Biblical Witness Fellowship is an evangelical renewal movement composed of members of the United Church of Christ.

Resolutions of the United Church of Christ

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Congress recognized the reconciliation made by the UCC in the Eighteenth General Synod for their actions in overthrowing the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The United Church of Christ is a Christian denomination.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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Currently, the UCC has entered into an ecumenical partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and through A Formula of Agreement, signed in 1997, is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Reformed Church in America.
Disciples recognize the ordinations of the United Church of Christ as do they for Disciples.

Conferences of the United Church of Christ

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The Insurance Board is a nonprofit corporation collectively "owned" by the Conferences of the United Church of Christ.
There are 38 Conferences in the United Church of Christ.

That they all may be one

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The motto of the United Church of Christ comes from John 17:21: "That they may all be one".
The United Church of Christ has the same motto except for a change in the place of one word: "That they may all be one."

Barry W. Lynn

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Barry Lynn, an ordained UCC minister and the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, stated that although he personally would not have invited a Presidential candidate to speak at the meetings, he believed "the Internal Revenue Service permits this to happen."
He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a prominent leader of the religious left in the United States.

Chicago Theological Seminary

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The Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) is a Christian ecumenical American seminary located in Chicago, Illinois, and is one of several seminaries historically affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

John C. Dorhauer

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He currently serves as the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a Mainline Protestant denomination.

Our Whole Lives

The United Church of Christ, along with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, created the Our Whole Lives curriculum (commonly known as OWL), which is a lifespan, comprehensive, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate sexuality education program.
Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is a series of six comprehensive sexuality curricula for children, teenagers, young adults and adults published by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries.

Connecticut

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A few have had territorial adjustments since then; only one conference, the Calvin Synod, composed of Hungarian-heritage Reformed congregations, received exemption from the geographical alignments, with its churches scattered from Connecticut westward to California and southward to Florida.
According to the Association of Religion Data Archives, the largest Christian denominations, by number of adherents, in 2010 were: the Catholic Church, with 1,252,936; the United Church of Christ, with 96,506; and non-denominational Evangelical Protestants, with 72,863.

Lancaster Theological Seminary

Lancaster Theological Seminary is a seminary of the United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Bangor Theological Seminary

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Located in Bangor, Maine, and Portland, Maine, Bangor Theological Seminary was an ecumenical seminary, founded in 1814, in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ.