Progressive. Inclusive. Inspired.

UCC Missoula creates more joy and more justice through Jesus.

We welcome you to join us Sundays in person at 10:00 a.m. or online at our UCC Missoula YouTube Channel.

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Worship Online Only

As of January 13, 2022 UCC Missoula worship will be online only.
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The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is spiking hard and fast in our county. Symptoms tend to be less severe than previous variants, but hospitals are seeing increased admissions and more children are becoming ill. Out of love for our neighbors, our Cabinet has decided to move worship and most church operations online only until health conditions in our county improve from the “Severe Threat” category for at least two weeks.

This Week's Worship

Between COVID and other illnesses running around town, half of our staff is out sick or with exposures to viruses. We ask your prayers for everyone who is ill, and ask your patience for the next two Sundays where we’ll utilize some different options to support your worship experience.  

For this Sunday, January 23, we encourage you to do some virtual traveling, hopping on to a livestream from another church.  We offer the following suggestions to “do a new thing” by visiting these suggested locations:

  1. The Riverside Church in New York City: This historic church remains a pioneering witness for social justice. Their worship service on January 23 starts at 8:45 Mountain Time and can be found here https://www.trcnyc.org/event/sunday-morning-worship/2022-01-23/
  1. Trinity UCC in Chicago is another “big name” church with a proud social justice tradition. They host virtual worship at three different times on Sunday, but you can tune in at 10 a.m. Mountain Time here https://campus.piksel.com/trinity-united/
  1. Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas offers powerful “traditional” high church worship service and a strong Open and Affirming Witness. You can access their offering here https://cathedralofhope.com/videos/
  1. If you want to see a familiar face from Mayflower Church in Billings, you can find their virtual worship at 10 a.m. here. https://www.mayflowerofbillings.com/virtual-worship.html  

University Congregational Church Missoula, United Church of Christ

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Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sundays

405 University Ave., Missoula, MT 59801

10:00 am

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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

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Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sundays

Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. January 23

Sunday
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Jan
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10:00 am

405 University Ave., Missoula, MT 59801