UCUC likes to keep this statement before us, as the North Star, to keep us focused on who we are and what we are about.

What matters to you, matters to us.
We are about faith and justice, exploration and understanding.
So, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you and your questions are welcome here.

We hope that you have found a place of welcome at UCUC.
We hope that you have figured out that wherever you are on
your life and spiritual journey, you are welcome here.
We hope that you have figured out that we are an active church—
working for justice, nurturing our faith.

In addition, we have an Open and Affirming Statement that is our guide
to living in community:

Inspired by the example set by Jesus Christ, we, the University City United Church,
United Church of Christ, declare ourselves Open and Affirming.
As an Open and Affirming congregation, University City United Church
welcomes people of every faith background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, nationality, military status, family structure, marital status, age, economic circumstance, and physical or mental ability.

Our communion table is open to all. We offer a safe and spiritual home
where relationships based on love and respect may flourish.
We invite everyone to participate fully in the life of our church which includes
not only worship but also membership, leadership and employment.
In making these affirmations, we celebrate the richness of diversity, together
seeking to live as a family of God.

Your presence helps the congregation to live into this statement,
as you are a completely unique part of God’s wondrous creation!
Thank you for being you. Thank you for being here!