A Second Century for Congregational

CUCCCongregational United Church of Christ is now in its second century of Christian service. It was founded in 1900 as part of the old Christian Church, which dates back to 1794. Its organizational meeting was held on June 3, 1900. By the end of that year, it had a membership of 27 and was holding services in the building of the Greensboro Meeting of Friends (Quakers) at 115 East Lee Street. Its first building, completed and occupied in early 1903, was at the corner of Walker and Eugene streets. The first service in the present building at 400 West Radiance Drive was June 22, 1952. The sanctuary was remodeled and opened in September of 1993. The church has an active membership of about 300. Below you can find out about our denomination, our congregation, our Sunday schedule, our on-going programs, and our outreach.

Our Denomination

The United Church of Christ, though formed only in 1957, has roots that make it one of the oldest denominations in American Protestantism—it is a union of the Congregational Christian and Evangelical and Reformed churches of the United States. The Congregational and Christian churches had merged in 1931, with origins dating back to the earliest American communities. The Reformed Church in the U.S. and the Evangelical Synod of North America had merged in 1934, with history dating back equally as far. The UCC’s 1.5 million members, descended largely from Pilgrims, Puritans and German settlers, belong mostly to traditions begun by the 16th century reformers of Europe and England. They belong to some 6,200 congregations across the nation. Close to 300 churches and about 50,000 members of the UCC are located in the Southern Conference, which includes all of North Carolina and Tidewater Virginia.

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CUCC Sanctuary

As a local congregation we are. . .

. . . Small enough to be a family where you are not lost in the crowd

. . . Large enough to have a vital ministry and a vigorous program

. . . Independent enough to be self-governing, owned and operated by the membership

. . . Connected enough to be part of a denomination in the mainstream of the Christian community worldwide

. . . Conservative enough to be lovingly evangelical, but liberal enough to require no creedal tests

. . . Inclusive enough so that people of all backgrounds, races and circumstances feel at home with each other

What we do. . .

We gather each Sunday morning to worship our loving God, made known to us in our Savior Jesus Christ, through the preaching of the Word, music and learning from one another.

Our Sunday schedule

Choir rehearsal: 9:30 AM
Church School: 10:00 AM
Worship: 11:00 AM

Our on-going programs

• Vocal and handbell choirs for all ages
• A variety of educational activities for youth, adults and seniors
• Women’s Fellowship and circles
• Spiritual, personal and family counseling
• Community outreach projects, including intergenerational summer work camp
• Ecumenical study opportunities
• Special seasonal services as appropriate
• Congregational nurse service

Congregational Outreach. . .

Our members are actively involved in many local activities, including:

Greensboro Urban Ministry
Mobile Meals
Habitat for Humanity
Clara House
Shepherd's Center
Potter’s House
Wheels4Hope
Summit House
Pathways
Crop Walk
United Way
Red Cross bloodmobile
Higher Ground
Touring Theatre Ensemble
Christian-Jewish dialogue
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Community Watch

Our individual and congregational outreach also extends into the wider Christian community, including:

United Church of Christ Western N.C. Association
United Church of Christ Southern Conference
N.C. Council of Churches
National Council of Churches
Church World Service
World Council of Churches

   

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