Progressive. Inclusive. Inspired.

UCC Missoula creates more joy and more justice through Jesus.

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UCC Missoula posted a church profile to begin the search for a new pastor. The profile serves as an all in one document for pastoral candidates, providing them with information about our church history, current demographics, and goals for the future. Another part of the profile is like a job description which tells candidates what UCC Missoula would like a pastor to do once hired. In this section you will find the top qualities we would like in a pastor that the congregation developed during our conversations in April. The profile also includes leadership, financial and structural information about the church so that our next leader can make informed decisions about whether this is the right place for them.

To view the profile, visit the job description at the link below and select "Download More Information". Please forward the link to anyone who might be interested in applying to be our pastor.

UCC Missoula Pastor Job Description

This Week's Worship

Susan and I often do various word puzzles together.  I like words, and I am a reader, writer and preacher, but Susan is much better at word puzzles than I am. Sometimes I accuse her of making up a word, and we have to pull out the dictionary…

This Sunday we will look at how limiting, even misleading, words can be, and nowhere more so than in spiritual conversations. What does it really mean to say I believe…? To make sense of that statement, we need to define believe. If we answer I believe in God, we need to define not only the word believe, but also the word God. In our worship service this week, we will find some expansive definitions for familiar words from our faith. 

In person or on-line, I hope you’ll join us. We will sing and pray as always, and this Sunday during the worship hour we will also have a short congregational meeting to elect new lay leaders and to vote on a gift acceptance policy. And in the midst of all of it, we will find the grace of God.  

Rev. Janice Springer

University Congregational Church Missoula, United Church of Christ

UPCOMING EVENTS
26
Jun
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sundays

405 University Ave., Missoula, MT 59801

10:00 am

26
Jun
Congregational Meeting

405 University Ave.

10:30 am

About Us

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.

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Purpose

At UCC Missoula, we proclaim a Gospel that is Progressive, Inclusive and Inspired by the never-ending love of God.

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Cool Stuff @ UCC

We do a lot of cool stuff at UCC because our hearts are “warmed” by the Gospel of Love. (Luke 24:32)

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Youth and children's ministry

Youth Ministry creates a basis for parents and their children to become more thoughtful, kind and compassionate.

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Open and Affirming

Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ's (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. UCC Missoula became an ONA Church in 1993, and we have LGBTQ people active in leadership and in all areas of church life.

Creation Justice Covenant

We created a Creation Justice Covenant to guide how we care for God’s creation. The covenant is also part of UCC Missoula becoming a Creation Justice Church within United Church of Christ.

Climate crisis is an urgent, all-encompassing, worldwide emergency. In affirming the divine gifts of creation and in affirming our connection to God, each other, and the world around us, we unconditionally commit ourselves as individuals and as a congregation to the intertwined responsibilities of caring for creation and seeking justice for the oppressed. With purposeful resolve, we commit ourselves with an awareness of how the abuses of creation inevitably cause human suffering and of how factors such as race, class, and global inequality inevitably cause some to suffer more than others.

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Small Groups

Small groups are a wonderful way to deepen your relationship with God and with the community at UCC. At our church, we joyfully believe that humans, in all of our beautiful and complex diversity, are created in the image of God, so building relationships with each other is sacred work.

Small groups happen in many forms at our church. Some meet long term (for years!), others gather for a 4-6 week study on a specific book or topic, and still others gather to learn a skill or complete a project. Our Contemplative Prayer Group meets every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m., and other prayer groups are often formed during the special seasons of Lent (spring) and Advent (winter). Anyone can drop in on Theology Pub, which gathers monthly at a local brewery or coffee shop for discussion and fun. Small groups include retreats 2-4 times each year, on or off-site, and our annual Contemplative Backpack trip for 15+ years. Getting involved in a small group will help you grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and through serving others.

Worship/Music

We encourage worshiping God 24/7, but we gather on Sundays at 10 a.m. to sing, pray, and learn together. Worship is "traditional" in some ways and improvisational in others. Every week has a theme based on scripture and every theme points us toward some new or refreshed understanding of who we are called to be as God's people in the world.

We celebrate a wide variety of musical styles. We showcase two adult choirs, Flute choir, Bell choir, Woodwind ensemble, String ensemble, Brass ensemble, organ, piano, guitar, drums and solo instrumentalists and voices. Our children's ministry program also produces two musicals each year.

Our Ministry Team

We proudly claim that our ministers are "all the members of the church." Meet our staff of amazingly talented, motivated, and compassionate people who supports our larger ministry.

Rabbi Mark Kula

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Ministerial Associate

Rabbi Mark emphasizes relationships, love of Jewish wisdom and practice, and passion for Jewish music in his Rabbinate.

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Janice Springer

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Minister for Spiritual Formation

Janice is on-site at UCC Missoula in the summers where she organizes popular small groups and shares her passion for words in her sermons.

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Rev. Dr. Jennifer Yocum (she/her) is a storytelling, kayak-paddling, gaze-in-wonder-at-God-in-the-world kind of person.

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"I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my savior"

Habbakuk 3:18

Featured Events

Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sundays

Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on June 26

Sunday
,
Jun
26

10:00 am

405 University Ave., Missoula, MT 59801

Congregational Meeting

Sunday
,
Jun
26

10:30 am

405 University Ave.

Courtyard Conversations

Jennifer and Mark discuss Life and Death in the first Courtyard Conversation meant to answer life's deapest questions...

Wednesday
,
Jun
29

6:30 pm