Gardens of God and God’s People

garden600.jpgAccording to present records, 117 churches in the United Church of Christ have community gardens yielding fruits and/or vegetables. Below is a state-by-state list of our godly gardens. Undoubtedly, this list is incomplete. Please let us know if you know of a UCC church not listed.



Bloom in the Desert Ministries, Palm Springs, California

Diamond Bar UCC, Diamond Bar, California

Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, California

Niles Community Church, Fremont, California

Plymouth UCC, Oakland, California

Redlands UCC, Redlands, California


Christ Congregational Church, Denver, Colorado

First United Church of Arvada, Arvada, Colorado

Mountain View United Church, Aurora, Colorado

Parkview Congregational , Aurora, Colorado


Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen, Connecticut

First Church of Christ in Mansfield, Mansfield Center, Connecticut

First Congregational Church in Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Connecticut

First Congregational Church of Cheshire, Cheshire, Connecticut

First Congregational Church of Griswold UCC, Griswold, Connecticut

First Congregational Church of Southington, Southington, Connecticut

First Congregational Church of Woodstock, Woodstock, Connecticut

Groton Congregational Church, Groton, Connecticut

Monroe Congregational Church, Monroe, Connecticut

Newtown Congregational UCC, Newtown, Connecticut

North Congregational Church, New Hartford, Connecticut

Roxbury Congregational Church, Roxbury, Connecticut

Second Congregational Church, UCC, Manchester, Connecticut

South Congregational Church, Granby, Connecticut

United Congregational Church of Tolland, Connecticut

Wapping Community Church UCC, South Windsor, Connecticut


UCC at the Villages, Oxford, Florida


Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, Georgia


Nu’uanu Congregational Church, Honolulu, Hawaii


Epiphany UCC, Chicago, Illinois

Jubilee Farms, Clinton, Illinois

Peace Memorial Church, Palos Park, Illinois

St. John UCC, Freeport, Illinois

St. John UCC of Fairview Heights, Fairview Heights, Illinois

Trinity UCC of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


Ankeny UCC, Ankeny, Iowa

First Congregational UCC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Plymouth Congregational UCC, Des Moines, Iowa

St. John’s UCC, Melbourne, Iowa


First Congregational Church of Topeka, Topeka, Kansas

Rosedale Congregational UCC, Kansas City, Kansas


First Parish UCC, Brunswick, Maine

Prides Corner Congregational Church UCC, Westbrook, Maine

Rumford Point Congregational Church UCC, Rumford Point, Maine


Rockville United Church, Rockville, Maryland


Christ Church United UCC, Lowell, Massachusetts

First Congregational UCC, Brimfield, Massachusetts

First Church Somerville UCC, Somerville, Massachusetts

First Congregational Church of Stoughton, Stoughton, Massachusetts

South Congregational Church UCC, Andover, Massachusetts

Pakachoag Church, Auburn, Massachusetts

Pilgrim Congregational of Harwich Port, Harwich Port, Massachusetts

Seekonk Congregational Church, Seekonk, Massachusetts

West Concord Union Church UCC, Concord, Massachusetts

West Parish Church, Andover, Massachusetts


Ada Congregational UCC, Ada, Michigan

Congregational Church of Birmingham, Birmingham, Michigan

First Congregational UCC, Coloma, Michigan

Leslie Congregational UCC, Leslie, Michigan

Webster UCC, Dexter, Michigan


First Congregational UCC, Mankato, Minnesota

Lyndale Congregational UCC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mayflower UCC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Robbinsdale United Church of Christ, Robbinsdale, Minnesota

St. Mark’s UCC in Bloomington, Minnesota


St Lucas UCC, St. Louis, Missouri


Billings First Church (UCC), Billings, Montana

Great Falls First Congregational UCC, Great Falls, Montana

Mayflower Congregational of Billings, Billings, Montana

United Church of Christ, Ballantine, Montana


First Central Congregational Church of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska


First Congregational Church of Dunbarton UCC, Dunbarton, New Hampshire


First Congregational UCC, Parkridge, New Jersey


United Church of Santa Fe UCC, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Emmanuel Congregational Church UCC, Watertown, New York

First Congregational UCC, Corning, New York


First Reformed UCC, Lexington, North Carolina

Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Cary, North Carolina

Hebron UCC, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

High Country UCC, Vilas, North Carolina

Holy Covenant UCC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Sky United Church of Christ, Asheville, North Carolina


First Congregational UCC of Mt Vernon, Mt Vernon, Ohio

Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Cleveland, Ohio

St. Paul UCC, Wapakoneta, Ohio

St. Paul UCC, Old Blue Rock, Cincinnati

Trinity UCC, Akron, Ohio


Congregational Church of Lincoln City, UCC, Lincoln City, Oregon

Hillsdale Community Church, Portland, Oregon

United Church of Christ, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Waverly Heights UCC, Portland, Oregon


Brownback’s UCC, Spring City, Pennsylvania

Church of the Apostles, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Church of the Apostles, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, York, Pennsylvania

St. John’s UCC, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

St. Paul’s UCC of Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

St. Paul’s UCC, Somerset, Pennsylvania

Saint Peter’s Tohickon UCC, Perkasie, Pennsylvania


Newman Congregational Church UCC, Rumford, Rhode Island


Plymouth UCC, Spring, Texas

Immanuel United Church of Christ of Spring, Spring, Texas


First Congregational Christian Church, Chesterfield, Virginia


Bethany UCC, Seattle, Washington

Bethel UCC, White Salmon, Washington

Congregational Church on Mercer Island, Mercer Island, Washington

First Congregational UCC, Vancouver, Washington

Keystone Congregational UCC, Seattle, Washington

Tonasket Community Church UCC, Tonasket, Washington

Veradale UCC, Spokane Valley, Washington


Calvary UCC, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Community of Hope UCC, Madison, Wisconsin

Ebenezer UCC Stratford, Wisconsin

First Congregational UCC of Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

First Congregational Church of Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

McFarland UCC, McFarland, Wisconsin

Olivet Congregation UCC, Columbus, Wisconsin