Our Story

Wright Community Congregational United Church of Christ is a community in which all are welcome. We declare ourselves to be open and affirming of all people regardless of age, ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic circumstances, or marital status. Wright Congregational United Church of Christ invites all of God’s children into the full life and ministry of the church.

About the United Church of Christ (UCC)

Welcome to the United Church of Christ–a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions: from the beginning of our history, we were a church that affirmed the idea that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. Our motto–“that they may all be one”–is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church. The UCC is one of the most diverse Christian churches in the United States.

About Wright Congregational UCC

Wright Community Church was established in 1910 as a Congregational church. In 1961, Wright Community Church joined the United Church of Christ in a covenant. We affirm our Christian belief in the dignity of humankind and the right of the individual to justice and respect; and therefore, we affirm that membership in Wright Congregational UCC is open to all who accept this covenant.

Our Mission

  • To provide worship and Christian learning in a warm, open and friendly atmosphere;
  • To be an active Christian center providing opportunities for fellowship and recreation;
  • To carry out the traditions of the past, meet the needs of the present and plan for the future;
  • To reach out in service, responding to spiritual and physical needs of others in our church, our community and around the world;
  • To invite all persons to share in this mission.

Our Statement of Faith

We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, who is made known to us in Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds we testify: God calls the worlds into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and sets before us the ways of life and death.

God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

God judges all humanity and all nations by that will of righteousness declared through prophets and apostles.

In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord. God has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the whole creation to its Creator.

God bestows upon us your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

God calls us into the church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the service of the whole human family, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.

God promises to all who trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, your presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto God. Amen

Click here to review Wright UCC’s Constitution and Bylaws.

For our complete history, click here.