First Congregational United Church of Christ in PierreNo matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

First Congregational United Church of Christ in PierreNo matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

First Congregational United Church of Christ in PierreNo matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

First Congregational United Church of Christ in PierreNo matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

First Congregational United Church of Christ in PierreNo matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

First Congregational United Church of Christ in PierreNo matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

First Congregational United Church of Christ in PierreNo matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

What We Believe

These phrases express the beliefs of the United Church of Christ:

“That they may all be one.” (John 17.21) This points us to the healing of the divisions within the Body of Christ. We are a uniting church as well as a united church.

“In essentials unity, in nonessentials diversity, in all things charity.” The unity that we seek requires neither an uncritical acceptance of any point of view nor a rigid formulation of doctrine. It does require mutual understanding and agreement as to which aspects of the Christian life are essential. The unity of the church is not of its own making, but rather a gift of God. Expressions of that unity are as diverse as there are individuals. The common thing that runs through all is love and respect.

“Testimonies of faith rather than tests of faith.” Because faith can be expressed in many ways, the United Church of Christ has no formula that is a test of faith. Historic statements such as the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Augsburg Confession and the Kansas City Statement of Faith are valued as authentic testimonies of faith. Today, we use the United Church of Christ Statement of Faith which was written in 1959.

“There is yet more light and truth to break forth from God’s Holy Word. “This classic statement assumes the primacy of the Bible as our source for understanding the good news and as foundational for all statements of faith. It recognizes that the Bible, though written in specific historical times and places, still speaks to us in our present condition because God is a still speaking God. It declares that the study of Scripture is not limited by past interpretation, but is to be pursued with expectancy for new insights and help for living today.

“The priesthood of all believers.” All members of the United Church of Christ are called to minister to others and participate as equals in the common worship of God, each with direct access to the mercies of God through personal prayer and devotion and service. Those who receive special training in pastoral, priestly, educational and administrative functions serve as servants and call others to be servants of Jesus Christ.

“Responsible Freedom.” As individual members, we are free to believe and act in accordance with our perception of God’s will for our lives. But we are also called into loving covenantal relationships with one another, caring for the needs of community and not themselves alone.

We recognize our calling to be ‘in the world, but not of the world’….

  • To make disciples of all nations
  • To allowing our own lives to be transformed and sanctified by God’s Spirit in us
  • To be the hands and feet and eyes and ears of Jesus Christ in the world to bring healing and hope
  • To participate in God’s Coming Kingdom by following in Christ’s ways and not only learning about but actually practicing a life of faith and trust in God.
  • To welcome all to Christ’s table and to be a welcoming church where people of every kind find a ‘home.’  We believe Paul’s words to the Galatians: “There is neither male nor female, slave nor free, Gentile nor Jew,” but all are one in Jesus Christ. Whoever you are, you will be welcome here!

Contact Us

(605) 224-5514
church.pierreucc@midconetwork.com

Pastor Rev. Emily Munger
pastor.pierreucc@midconetwork.com

Location

First Congregational United Church of Christ
123 North Highland
Pierre, SD 57501

Weekly Schedule

Sundays:

  • 10:00 am: Worship Service | Sunday School | Nursery
  • After Service: Coffee and Fellowship
  • 7:00 p.m.:  Youth Group

Wednesdays:

  • 6:00 pm Choir Practice

Prayer Requests

Email your Prayer Request

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2018 Annual Meeting Book: click here

South Dakota UCC Conference Website: http://sodakucc.org/

National UCC Websitewww.ucc.org

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