South Acton Congregational Church is part of the United Church of Christ, the largest Protestant denomination in Massachusetts! The UCC was formed in 1957 when the Congregational, Christian, Evangelical and Reformed denominations joined together. Most UCC churches in New England were historically Congregational churches, which is why “Congregational” is usually part of the church name. And yes, the Congregational Church was begun by the Pilgrims and Puritans back in the 1600’s in Massachusetts.
The United Church of Christ is a progressive and inclusive denomination, offering an “extravagant welcome” to all who enter our doors! We were the first Christian denomination to ordain a woman to ministry and the first to ordain an openly gay person to ministry. We have a long history of working for justice and continually seeking to listen to God’s unfolding Word.