The United Church of Christ joined us in July 2002. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a non-hierarchical church of 1.4 million members, and all called to ministry by baptism. Its 6,000 congregations have the freedom and indeed the constitutional call to organize their own life and ministry under the guidance of Christ, the sole head of the church; The UCC tends to be a progressive denomination that balances congregational autonomy with shared commitment to the unity of the Church within the denomination and beyond. While preserving relevant portions of heritage and history dating back to the 16th century, the UCC and its forebears have proven themselves to be unafraid to move forward, tying faith to social justice and shaping cutting edge theology and service to an ever-changing world. It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation and community to make faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression and in purity of heart before God. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. For more information, visit http://www.stillspeaking.com.