​​​​​​​Peace Memorial Church

Worship, Sunday @ 9:30 am

10300 W 131ST STREET 

PALOS PARK, ILLINOIS 60464

708 448 7833

ABOUT THE
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

GET TO KNOW US

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

THE CHURCH OF FIRSTS

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.

A CHURCH OF EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.

We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

UCC PURPOSE
STATEMENT

UCC MISSION STATEMENT

UCC VISION

What We Believe...

We believe in the triune God.

We believe that each person is unique and valuable.

We believe that the persistent search for God produces an authentic relationship with God.

We believe that all of the baptized 'belong body and soul to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.' 

We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion.

We believe the UCC is called to be a united and uniting church. 

We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of others.

We believe that the UCC is called to be a prophetic church. 

We believe in the power of peace.

We are a people of possibility.