The United Church of Christ

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Some UCC Firsts:

1700: First Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Published

1773: First Published African American Poet

1785: First Ordained African American Pastor

1853: First Woman Pastor

1972: First Openly Gay Minister

1976: First African American Leader of an Integrated Denomination

1985: First “Open and Affirming” Denomination for LGBT Community

1995: First Inclusive Language Christian Hymnal

2005: First Christian Denomination to Call for Marriage Equality