Vision and Mission

Our Church Vision

University Church is a Christian community, which affirms the transformative power of God’s love, calling us individually and collectively to act for justice and to respect all creation. We value the life and teachings of Jesus and we believe that God continues to be revealed in the world.

We are a faith community that holds our theology and ethics to the light of the Great Commandment: “Love your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And Love your Neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

“This church practices union; has no creed; seeks to make religion as intelligent as science, as appealing as art, as vital as the day’s work, as intimate as home, as inspiring as love.” -E.S. Ames (pastor of University Church, 1900-1940)

Our Church Mission

We are a people committed to nurturing each other in spiritual journey through worship, Bible study, artistic expression, and Christian education.

We celebrate our rich racial and cultural diversity through a broad scope of programming.

We celebrate the family and nurture youth and young adults through mentoring and intentional programming, also preparing seminary students for ordination through leadership training.

We advocate for social justice in accompaniment with the disinherited of all geographies and circumstances.

We partner with those of other faiths and backgrounds, and share in collective work and responsibility, and cooperative economics.