Welcome to the United Church of Christ in the Philippines
The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) is an "organic union" of five protestant denominations. The traditions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ USA), the Presbyterians, the Evangelical United Brethren, the Philippine Methodists, and the Congregational Church all contribute to its unique identity. With this union the UCCP brought together the hierarchical and episcopal organization/governance of the Methodist and United Brethren, the presbyterial and collegial polity of the Presbyterian, and the polity of local church autonomy of the Congregationalist and the Disciples.
Officially formed on May 25, 1948, the UCCP is now on its 64st year and its 9th Quadrennium (2010-2014) with its theme: "Discerning and Obeying God's Will in this Time of Crisis"
July is designated as Rural Life Emphasis Month. Rural life reminds us of our rootedness to the earth. The lush and verdant tropical islands surrounded by waters teaming with life and beauty are God’s gift to the Filipino people. The tillers of the soil and the fishers of the sea, who comprise a large part...
The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), a responsible, empowered, self-reliant and caring community of Christian believers committed to the pursuit of a transformed church and society towards an abundant and meaningful life for all
In light of such a Vision, the UCCP, therefore, commits itself to the mission of establishing and uniting the community of faith for the proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ towards the transformation of both church and society.
Within the first 5-10 years of its jubillee, the UCCP will translate its mission into a life-work that will focus on the restoration of its relationships - a foretaste of God's reign or shalom.
1. To strengthen the faith community. 2. To enrich the life-work of communities where Local Churches are located. 3. To deepen the impact of its collective response to societal issues and concerns.
Vision, Mission and Goals
United Church of Christ in the Philippines