OPEN. PROGRESSIVE. CHRISTIAN.
OUR FAITH IS 2,000 YEARS OLD.
OUR THINKING IS NOT.
TESTIMONIES OF FAITH,
NOT TESTS OF FAITH.
TO BELIEVE IS TO CARE.
TO CARE IS TO DO.
OPEN AND AFFIRMING.
JUSTICE AND PEACE SEEKING.

Extravagant Welcome. Continuing Testament. Changing Lives.

Founded in 1882, Central Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) is a justice-seeking, Open & Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Three hallmark elements form the bedrock of our worship, witness and work: extravagant welcome, continuing testament, and changing lives.

OPEN

OPEN

Central’s openness is built right into our architecture, our worship practices, and our theology.

PROGRESSIVE

PROGRESSIVE

We often proclaim at Central that “Our faith is over 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not.”

CHRISTIAN

CHRISTIAN

Yes, we are—Christian. What that means for the members and friends of Central, however, is quite diverse.

Join Us for Worship

8:30 a.m. Every Sunday
Communion Every Week

“Light and shadows” entering the sanctuary are a “feature” of this quieter service: music comes from the piano. Guitars and other instruments are used on the first and third Sunday. Every act of worship and worshipper gets “their own space.”  Communion is always celebrated; community concerns and celebrations are voiced from the congregation as part of the Pastoral Prayer.

11:00 a.m. Every Sunday
Communion First Sunday of the Month

“Classic style, contemporary theology” might best describe this worship service, as it features the pipe organ and sanctuary choir in the context of familiar liturgy, but from expanded sources (poetry, various Wisdom traditions, global reflections, etc.). Our hymns come from The New Century Hymnal and Sing! Prayer and Praise, a new resource for music. Two services a month have a sign-interpreter.

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