1.  Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life;
  2.  Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey;
  3.  Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to:
    • Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics,
    • Believers and agnostics,
    • Women and men,
    • Those of all sexual orientations and gender identities,
    • Those of all classes and abilities;
  4.  Know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe;
  5.  Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes;
  6.  Strive for peace and justice among all people;
  7.  Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth;
  8.  Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love.

Excerpted from “The 8 Points of Progressive Christianity


Doing justice, seeking peace and building community are central to the identity of the United Church of Christ. We invite you to explore the breadth and depth of the UCC’s justice work. Join us in building a stronger faith-based movement for peace, justice, equality and inclusivity. Our work is rooted in the teachings of scripture and the policies of our General Synod.

Justice issues include children/education, civil and human rights, economic justice, environment, health, peacemaking, human sexuality, racial justice and worker justice.


It’s the shorter form of “God is still speaking,” a campaign by the United Church of Christ to remind us that God still has a lot more to say. Since 2004, Stillspeaking has worked with thousands of UCC churches and individuals across the country to make religion relevant again and to extend an extravagant welcome to all…

because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here. Here at the United Church of Christ.

There’s a lot to the UCC Comma.

The comma was inspired by the Gracie Allen quote, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” For the UCC the Comma is a new way to proclaim “Our Faith is 2,000 years old, our thinking is not.” The Comma invites us to believe that God speaks through other people, nature, music, art, a theorem, the Bible, and in so many other ways.

The Comma logo reminds us of the unusual religious freedom and responsibility to engage the Bible with our own unique experiences, questions, and ideas. The Comma reminds us to balance our rich religious past with openness to the new ideas, new people, and new possibilities of the future. It says God is still speaking.