Umstead park

united church of christ

If you understand that faith is a matter of mind as well as heart, and that taking the Bible seriously means it cannot always be taken literally...

If you know that God's love embraces all persons equally, no matter their gender, race, or sexual identity...

If, for you, diversity, tolerance and inclusivity are strengths to be taught...

If you believe that the Christ calls us to be nothing less than global citizens, that the social expression of love is justice, and that spiritual concerns are inseparable from commitment to the natural world...

If you've wished for a more open and embracing community of faith to nurture your spirit and raise your children, and haven't yet found a like minded place of belonging...then we warmly invite you to help us build the family of Umstead Park UCC.


A special welcome to all who are new to our community! We heartily endorse the United Church of Christ slogan,

"Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!" ...And you are!

Without question rooted in the Christian tradition, UPUCC unashamedly attempts to follow authentically the servant life of Jesus of Nazareth. Because we know God is present in other faith traditions as well, we often find ourselves on the edge of current cultural Christianity. We therefore embrace truth from all sources and laugh along at the joke that UCC stands for 'Unitarians Concerned about Christ.'

UPUCC is an honest community of faith where no sincere question is rebuffed. At our heart, we are a loving, supportive and compassionate people. We warmly invite you to join us.


Our primary worship occurs at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. (Many times during the year an 8:45 a.m. Meditative Worship is offered as well. Please see calendar for specific dates.) 

Dress is informal. Come as you are. Though our worship would not be considered ‘contemporary,’ neither is it highly liturgical. (We often describe ourselves as a ‘what you see is what you get’ community.) Everything that you need to participate fully in worship is included in the printed bulletin or found in the accompanying hymnal.