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Federated Church is part of the United Church of Christ
, a denomination with a rich and storied history and a promising future. Formed in 1957 from the merger of several earlier denominations, it is a “united and uniting church.” Committed to social justice and to sound theology, each local congregation is given its own responsible autonomy. Free of restrictive and limiting ties to a larger denomination, we are able to govern ourselves as we see fit.
At the same time, we are acutely aware that we are bound together with all churches and with all the world. Thus, everything we do is done with an eye to the larger world, and with an acute sense of our responsibility to care for all that hurts. Above all, we believe that God is still speaking, that God is doing a new thing in our midst, and that faith, hope, and love will have the last word.
The Covenant of The Federated Church:
Believing in Jesus Christ, the interpreter of God to humankind, we accept his teachings as the guiding principles of our lives and consecrate ourselves and our Church to their fulfillment. We therefore join and covenant, one with another, to worship, work and serve together, that we may express through our Church and our individual lives the love and faith taught by Jesus Christ.
The Mission Statement of The Federated Church
God accepts me just as I am and loves me too much to leave me that way. Federated accepts all people as they are and supports them in the spiritual journey. With Christ we offer hope and healing to change our world.