We are members of the United Church of Christ - a denominational family of nearly 1 million members in 5,000 churches nationwide, including 70 in the Rocky Mountain Conference of Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.
We tend to stand on the liberal and progressive spectrum of Christianity but hold in balance all points of view and experiences.
We have often taken early stands on issues of equality and justice, including:
- Ordaining the Rev. Lemuel Haynes in 1785 - the first African American
- Ordaining the Rev. Anointette Brown Blackwell in 1853 - the first woman ordained in the United States
- Ordaining the Rev. Bill Johnson in 1972 - the first openly gay man ordained in modern Christian history
Our General Synod, the national deliberative body, voted to support marriage equality in 2005 - ten full years before it became the law of the land. As we like to say,
We aren't so radical. We're just early!
For more information, visit www.ucc.org