UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (UCC)
WRIGHT CONGREGATIONAL UCC
Wright Congregational Church was established by Rev. Minnie Dickinson in 1910. Her vision was to build a faith community for the diverse working class people on the Central Bench. For over a century, Wright Church has provided a safe place for all people to experience the transformational love of God. Together we learn, grow, serve, and celebrate the God's active presence in the world. We are committed to create justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
As recipients of God’s radical love, our doors are open to everyone. Bearing God’s Good News we welcome all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, classes, marital statuses, physical or mental abilities — we believe that all people are made in the image of God.
Welcome to the United Church of Christ–a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions: from the beginning of our history, we were a church that affirmed the idea 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.
We are a Christ-centered church responding with love to the needs of our community.
We accomplish our vision through:
Our community gathers each week in Spirit-filled worship that inspires, energizes, and brings peace. Our eclectic music and liturgy represent our diverse, multi-generational congregation. For young and old, new members and old friends, our sermons are prayerfully created to bring life to the scripture and find its relevance in our world today.
Following Christ’s example, we feed the needs of our community. We offer hot meals and a food pantry for those who are hungry. Together with the CBNA (Central Bench Neighborhood Association), Wright church offers garden plots and education to anyone interested in growing organic vegetables and fruits for their families and communities. Our quilters make quilts to warm patients at local hospitals. Through outreach programs, we sponsor and support refugees and those establishing their lives after serving prison terms. We offer care to the sick and the elderly, and we financially assist several local and global missions.
Our foundation is a meaningful relationship with Christ through the Holy Spirit. To deepen and grow this connection, we offer a variety of classes and groups focused on Biblical studies, spiritual formation, and meditative prayer practices for all ages.
At Wright church, we have a long history of building community with our neighbors within the Central Bench. By being an Open and Affirming community we work for justice for all who are marginalized by society. We invite all neighbors to join our community through our many programs such and various neighborhood activities and events.