Henderson Community Church is a part of the United Church of Christ and member of Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ.
The United Church of Christ
Who We Are
- Our faith is 2,000 years old. Our thinking is not
- No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here
- Never place a period where God has placed a comma – because God is still speaking,
The United Church of Christ is made up of a series of church mergers, starting in 1648 with the union of the Pilgrims and Puritans, to form the Congregational Church. The next major union was the 1931 union of the Congregational Church and Christian Church to form the Congregational Christian Church.
The United Church of Christ was formed in 1957 when the Congregational Christian Church and the national Evangelical and Reformed Churches combined. This later group in turn had resulted from the 1934 merger of the German Evangelical Synod and the German Reformed Church.
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 more than 5,100 churches and 1.1 million members across the U.S., 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).
Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ
The Rocky Mountain Conference is a faith community of over 77 UCC congregations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming who support and nurture one another in local and wider ministry and mission, in the name of Jesus Christ. We are an open and welcoming denomination that proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrates diversity, honors the gifts of all people and seeks justice and peace for all.
- Covenant: While honoring autonomy, we engage in covenantal relationships with the Holy, our neighbors, creation, and ourselves.
- Enduring Faith: We express enduring faith in the transformational work of the Spirit.
- Continuing Testament
- Extravagant Welcome
- Changing Lives
Over the Rocky Mountains and Continental Divide to the High Desert with vast stretches of rugged beauty in between – from north to south through mountains, deserts, farms and ranch lands, mines and destinations for tourists, cities and towns – the conference covers all of Colorado and Utah, and most of Wyoming.
The 77 churches making up the Conference are as diverse as the terrain, ranging from relatively large to quite small and from theologically liberal to theologically conservative – often within the same congregation.