How can I find local churches near me?
To use the Church Finder, type in a location, then press ‘enter’ or ‘return’ on your keyboard. A location can be a Zip Code, City and State Name (i.e. Cleveland, OH), or a specific address.
Local UCC church results are returned on the map as markers or next to the map as addresses and other church information.
You may see no churches in the first search results from the Church Finder. Click the ‘-‘ (minus) button to the right of the “search” and you can increase the search area. You can also hold down the “shift” key and use your mouse’s scroll wheel to zoom in or out.
Please notify your Conference for updates to the Find A Church listing.
What does “Accessible” mean in the Church Finder church listing?
This indicates the location of a UCC congregation that is accessible to persons who have a physical disability.
What does “ONA” mean in the Church Finder church listing?
ONA churches have adopted an “Open and Affirming” covenant welcoming all people, without regard to sexual orientation and gender identity, into the life and ministry of the congregation. However, many UCC congregations that have not yet adopted an ONA covenant but are still welcoming and safe communities for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.
The Open and Affirming Coalition also provides information about ONA colleges and campus ministries, health and also human service ministries, national ministries, online and virtual congregations, seminaries, conferences, and associations within the United Church of Christ.
What if I’ve felt unwelcome in other churches?
You’ll find a broad range of cultures and styles in our united and uniting church. Not all UCC congregations are the same, and you’ll see that we’re proud of our diversity. The best way to find out if a local congregation suits your needs is to visit us as soon as you can!
What if there is no UCC church in my area?
So, still can’t find a church in your community? You can also visit the United Church of Christ’s online church community on Facebook.
How can my church update or correct our listing?
Please contact your Conference or Association and ask them to update the information in the denominational database (UCC Data Hub) from which Find a Church information is generated.
How can I find a UCC minister by name?
Please contact your Conference or Association.
The national staff does not give out ministerial contact information. This information may also be available through the annual UCC Yearbook & Directory or Access UCC (online searchable database). Both the directory and subscriptions to Access UCC can be purchased through UCC Resources.