Want to learn more about our church? Here are some general frequently asked questions to get you started.
No, we have members in dresses and ties along with jeans and t-shirts. However you feel most comfortable, we encourage you to come as you are.
Every few months, Rev. Dr. Newcomb offers a New Member Class after Sunday services. During this class you will learn about the United Church of Christ, our community here at David’s, ways to get involved, and discuss your opportunity to join our membership. We welcome all, and encourage you to join a class! Membership is not required to worship, learn, or join in our fellowship.
In recognition of the barrier some have with alcohol, we provide both grape juice and wine and leave it up to the individual to choose.
Learn more about the views and history of the UCC
The United Church of Christ came into being in 1957 with the union of two Protestant denominations: the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches. Each of these was, in turn, the result of a union of two earlier traditions.More information
The characteristics of the United Church of Christ can be summarized in part by the key words in the names that formed our union: Christian, Reformed, Congregational, Evangelical.
Christian. By our very name, the United Church of Christ, we declare ourselves to be part of the Body of Christ—the Christian church. We continue the witness of the early disciples to the reality and power of the crucified and risen Christ, Jesus of Nazareth.
Congregational. The basic unit of the United Church of Christ is the congregation. Members of each congregation covenant with one another and with God as revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. These congregations, in turn, exist in covenantal relationships with one another to form larger structures for more effective work. Our covenanting emphasizes trustful relationships rather than legal agreements.
Evangelical. The primary task of the church is the proclamation of the Gospel or (in Greek) evangel. The Gospel literally means the “Good News” of God’s love revealed with power in Jesus Christ. We proclaim this Gospel by word and deed to individual persons and to society. This proclamation is the heart of the leiturgia—in Greek, the “work of the people” in daily and Sunday worship. We gather for the worship of God, and through each week, we engage in the service of humankind.
The members, congregations, associations, conferences, General Synod, and covenanted ministries are free in relation to the world. We affirm that the authority of God as revealed in Jesus Christ and interpreted with the aid of the Holy Spirit stands above and judges all human culture, institutions and laws. But we recognize our calling both as individuals and as the church to live in the world:
-To proclaim in word and action the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
-To work for reconciliation and the unity of the broken Body of Christ.
-To seek justice and liberation for all.