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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

About the United Church of Christ

Date Founded:  1957

Membership/Number of Clergy:  1,080,199/5,287 churches as of 2016

Headquarters:  700 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115

Schools & Seminaries:

Full Members of the UCC Council for Higher Education

Publications:  All news publishing is done online at


Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, LinkedIn

Core Beliefs: "The UCC has roots in the "covenantal" tradition—meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members. Christ alone is Head of the church. We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to the apostolic faith. The UCC therefore receives the historic creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith."

Short History:  Created by the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches (formed by the merger of the Congregationalists and the Christian Churches) and the Evangelical and Reformed Church (formed by the merger of the German Reformed Church and the German  Evangelical Synod of North America).  The UCC churches in the Louisville area are from the German Evangelical tradition.

Local Churches:  The church closest to campus is Immanuel UCC, 2300 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville KY 40205-2230.  Use the church finder to locate other congregations.

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