St Mark's is a congregation in the Chesapeake Association of the United Church of Christ, a denomination that believes that God is Still Speaking, here and now, and in creative, wonderful, life-giving ways.
No church can be everything to everyone, but if you're looking for somewhere you can be welcomed, where you can know other people and be known yourself, and where you can meet God in unexpected ways, then you should give St. Mark's a closer look. It may be the place where you can worship, heal, and belong.
About the United Church of Christ:
- The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
- From the beginning of our history we were a church that affirmed the ideal 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. The United Church of Christ embraces a theological heritage that affirms the Bible as the authoritative witness to the Word of God, the creeds of the ecumenical councils, and the confessions of the Reformation.
- The UCC has roots in the "covenantal" tradition-meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members. Christ alone is Head of the church. We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to the apostolic faith. The UCC therefore receives the historic creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith.
- For more info about the Chesapeake Association and or the United Church of Christ click the links in our sidebar to the right.
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