To acquaint you with St. Paul's and the United Church of Christ, here is a bit about our history.
The first worship service in our present building, on Cherry Hill in Dearborn Heights, was conducted on July 29, 1956.
We are the people of the Mayflower. More than 600 of our 5700 congregations were founded before 1776. Eleven signers of the Declaration of Independence were members of UCC predecessors.
We ordained an African-American minister in 1785, a woman in 1853, and we were the first to form a foreign mission society in 1818. Our members have included persons of every immigrant group, as well as native Americans. We are active in all forms of social justice.
Theologian Meg Riley attended UCC-related United Theological Seminary, "I figured I'd have to lay low. A Unitarian Universalist! A lesbian!
I prepared for an onslaught of judgment. But...the UCC redeemed Christianity for me.
Mission is, as it should be the focal point of our ministry. We are determined to be known as a mission church. Our Mission Team goes to the inner city every month with food, clothes and health kits.
Now you know where St. Paul's came from and we would like to welcome you into our congregation.
For more about the UCC go to our national website www.ucc.org.
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