The First Congregational Church of Salem is a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC) —a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions—affirming the radically inclusive call of Christ so that we may all be united as one.
The motto—that they may all be one—is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church. The UCC is one of the most diverse Christian denominations in the United States.
The UCC tends to be a mostly progressive denomination that unabashedly engages heart and mind. And yet, the UCC somehow manages to balance congregational autonomy with a strong commitment to unity among its nearly 5,600 congregations—despite wide differences among many local congregations on a variety of issues.
Isn’t it time for religion with relevance? Watch and share this new powerful message from the United Church of Christ. God is still speaking,