The Church of Firsts....
Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities. The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith. When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement. Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.
....In West Palm Beach
Union Congregational was organized on Easter Sunday in 1894, and was originally located in downtown West Palm Beach and is the second oldest church in West Palm Beach. Our present building was constructed in 1994 on the southwest corner of Summit and Haverhill roads in West Palm Beach. Union Congregational was instrumental in helping to build the first schoolhouse, the first library, and the first hospital in West Palm Beach.
If you are looking for a church that has a rich heritage expressed in a faith community committed to the inclusive love of Jesus Christ, come and check us out.
5088 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(Corner of Summit Blvd. & Haverhill Rd.)