About Our Church

Who We Are

The members and friends of English Congregational United Church of Christ welcome all persons, regardless of ethnic heritage, religious backgrounds, etc.

     In 1853, "a group of the early settlers who had been of a Congregational background gathered...[and] effected the organization of the First Welsh Congregational Church."

     Four years later...the Rev. R.M. Evans, and some of his followers withdrew from the congregation and formed "The Second Welsh Congregational Church."

     "This is the church of which our present English Congregational Church is the direct descendant.  It was organized on October 28, 1859.  The new church's first property was an acre of land...a half mile east of Big Rock."

     On September 25, 1983, a new Constitution and By-laws was adopted by the congregation after many years of work and devotion by many, many participants.

     With the new Constitution, the official name of the church has been changed to English Congregational United Church of Christ.  --exerpts taken from the ECUCC Quasquicentennial Commeration Book




Our Beliefs

At English Congregational United Church of Christ, we believe that Jesus Christ, the son of God and Savior of all who believe in him, is the sole head of this church and the Church universal.  It acknowledges as brothers and sisters in Christ all who share this conviction.  It looks for the Word of God in the holy Scripture, commonly known as the Bible.  It seeks the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its redemptive work in the world.  It claims as its own the faith of the historic Christan Church, as expressed in the ancient creeds, such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed, and in the modern Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ, and in the basic insights of the Protestant reformers.  It affirms the responsiblity of the congregation in each generation to make this faith its own and to engage itself i making this faith known among those who are not committed to Christ.  It recognizes and celebrates two sacraments:  Holy Baptism, in which God imparts the gift of new life to human beings, receives them in fellowship as his children, and admits them to membership in the Church universal; and Holy Communion, wherein people receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ as the nourishment for the new life, are strengthened in fellowship with Christ and all believers, and confess that he has died for them. --excerpt from the Constitiution of the English Congregational United Church of Christ, Article III - Faith and Sacraments, approved January 26, 2003


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