Who We Are Dry Creek UCC is a local congregation in the United Church of Christ, a denomination originating from the Congregational Churches of colonial America and later waves of largely German-immigrant churches and emancipated African Americans. Formed in 1957, the United Church of Christ, (don’t miss United…), is a denomination with a progressive heritage that celebrates many firsts: The first to ordain a Native American, the first to ordain an African American, Lemuel Haynes in 1785, and the first to ordain a woman, Antoinette Brown in 1853.
We led in the accepting of scientific insights from the likes of Darwin; and undergirded the Social Gospel movement at the turn of the 20th century.
We were champions of the ecumenical movement from the 1930’s forward, culminating in 1957 with the formation of the United Church.
The struggle for civil rights was strengthened by our participation, with leaders like Andrew Young counting themselves as ministers in the UCC.
With its progressive heritage, the United Church of Christ links faith to action and social conscience. Not every member or church supports every first, but then it has always been risky going against the grain. However, we gratefully and proudly casts our lot with the United Church of Christ.