Community United Church
Community United Church is an open and affirming Christian congregation: inclusive of sexual and gender diversities; socio-economic status, race and ethnicity, age, ability, and faith traditions. We believe faith should be shared like an offering with open hands, not with closed fists. We believe in mystery and grace over narrow human doctrine. We believe love requires justice. And we dare to believe that in our ever evolving and changing world… God is in us, and around us …and… that this God is still speaking...
God calls us to be an open and affirming Christian congregation devoted to the following of Jesus' teachings of faith, hope and love. In the endeavor that all people may find the grace of God as we respond through worship, study, fellowship and service.
Programs and Services
Community United Church is a vibrant and growing Christian congregation. The members and friends of our church are people of many different denominational backgrounds, sharing stories of living faith, not insisting on dusty doctrines. We are Erie's first Christian community to officially affirm LGBTQ+ people, and from our commitments to diversity, we seek to serve all people. Our church offers education for youth and adults alike, we aim to equip people to think for themselves about faith and life. Weekly, we have regular opportunities to serve the community and worship together. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Community United Church is formally affiliated with two denominations: The United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ. We are connected to Inter-Church Ministries of Erie, PA, and we enjoy ecumenical connections with a number of other religious traditions.