• The United Church of Christ was formed in 1957 with the union of two Protestant churches: the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches.

    • The Congregational Churches began with the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation (1620) and Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1629).

    • Founded in 1725, the U.S. Reformed Church had its beginnings with congregations of German settlers in PA.

    • The Christian Churches began in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

    • The Evangelical Synod of North America reflected the values of a 1817 union between Lutheran and Reformed churches in Germany.

    • Many people of diverse backgrounds have found a home in the UCC. Members of other traditions including Roman Catholic, Evangelical, LDS, and Pentecostal Christians have found the UCC, as have gay and lesbian Christians rejected by other churches.

    • The UCC celebrates and embraces a broad variety of traditions in its common life.