Kingsbury Community UCC

65 East 100 North                                                  Vernal, Utah 84078

                     435 789-3749

ABOUT
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST


GET TO KNOW US

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the United States, the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where

"…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

THE CHURCH OF FIRSTS

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that affect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.

A CHURCH OF EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We offer our vision to our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders and pastors, and encourage our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are and a church where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.  We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

KINGSBURY  UCC'S
PURPOSE


Our purpose is to develop as disciples of Christ and to celebrate the sacraments.

KINGSBURY  UCC'S

VISION


Our vision is to provide a spiritual home for every individual and every family. 

KINGSBURY  UCC'S

CORE VALUES


*   Everyone has a right to a relationship with God.

*   Everyone is encouraged to support all of God's children.

*   Everyone is encouraged to think and speak as an individual.

*   Everyone agrees that when we disagree, on occasion, we will  continue to accept and respect each other as equals.

 

 


AT KINGSBURY UCC

Sheryl - Lay Leader and Vice-Moderator of

RMC Intermountain Association

Marcie - Diversity Events


Wendy - Christian Education

Open and Affirming Statement

We acknowledge that throughout history, religion has often condemned and excluded diverse groups because of attributes like race, gender, ability, sexual orientation or social status.  Kingsbury UCC wishes to make clear that we do not support exclusion or discrimination on any such basis, nor do we wish to be understood to tolerate it through silence.


We, the congregation of Kingsbury UCC, declare ourselves to be open and affirming:  With God's grace we strive to be a church that includes all people.  It is our intention to be faithful to Christ's commandment, "... love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12).  We believe that all persons are children of God and we joyously acknowledge God's extravagant welcome to all of humankind.


This fellowship warmly receives all who desire to share the blessings of participation in the full life, membership and ministry of the church, regardless of race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic background.  We commit to work diligently toward the goal of being inclusive and accessible to all people.  We particularly desire to reach out with love and support to those who suffer intolerance and discrimination in the wider world.  It is our fervent hope that by offering empathy, compassion, acceptance and love to each person, we will live in the spirit of St. Paul's words, "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).




"That they may all be one." 

John 17:21