Community UCC Fresno

No matter who you are, or where you are on your journey, you are welcome here.

History

Heritage

We trace our heritage back to the Pilgrims, who were Congregationalists and firm believers in religious freedom. Our forebears in faith were early advocates in the anti-slavery movement and many other liberation movements. The United Church of Christ is a cutting edge denomination that has an impressive history of “firsts”: first denomination to ordain an African-American pastor, first to ordain a woman pastor, first to ordain an openly gay pastor.

Covenant

Like the Pilgrims, we covenant with each other and the wider church.  Guided by the open-heartedness of Christ, the United Church of Christ affirms diversity of all kinds, and is comfortable with the creative tensions and debate generated by a wide range of perspectives and beliefs.

Tradition

Community UCC was founded in 1956 and merged with Zion Congregational Church in 2006. Zion was founded in 1900.

Did you know?

CUCC is:

  • A Just Peace Church
  • The first church in Fresno to install solar panels.
  • An Environmental Justice Church
  • A rainbow flag flying Church
  • A leader in inter-faith and world-wide religions.

CUCC:

  • Was the first church in Fresno to install xeriscape, drought resistant landscape.
  • Has a Peace Garden and Labyrinth
  • Provides Sunday School, has a Youth Group, and Sunday nursery.
  • Collaborated with Fresno County Office of Education to establish on site classrooms for a Head Start preschool.
  • Performs and welcomes traditional and same sex weddings.
  • Has rental facilities available for weddings, conferences, meetings, and other events, for members of our congregation or the wider community.

“Drawing us toward a way of life that is more healthy and whole, for us and for our planet.”

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