We are strongly affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a denomination which was established by the merger of the Congregational/Christian and the Evangelical and Reformed Churches in 1957. The UCC acknowledges as sole head Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. It acknowledges as kindred all who share in this confession. Its ecumenical spirit is nourished by Jesus’ prayer, “That they may all be one.” No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
The church is congregational in polity, grounded in Scripture, and historically focused on social action. We affirm God’s love for all people, regardless of race, gender, orientation, social standing or ethnicity.
Our worship is joyful with a balance of liturgy and informality. We include all ages in our worship and enthusiastically welcome children. Music is a significant part of our celebration. We present a theologically open and moderate/liberal voice in our community. The Scriptures are central to our worship. We use the lectionary for worship themes. The sacrament of communion is celebrated at least once a month, and our table is open to anyone who in faith desires to receive it, whether a member of the church or not.
PURPOSE AND IDENTITY STATEMENT     
WE, THE CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST OF BUENA VISTA, COMMIT OURSELVES TO:
BEING GOD’S PEOPLE BY: 
* Loving and serving God
* Living lives of integrity
* Living with thanksgiving and gratitude
* Supporting one another through loving words and actions
* Using God’s written and living Word to guide our lives
* Proclaiming the Good News of Christ
* Promoting the unity of Christ’s church
* Celebrating our life together
GROWING SPIRITUALLY BY:
* Committing ourselves to life-long learning
* Deepening our relationship with god through prayer, worship and study of scripture and other sources
* Opening oursleves to teachings and insights from many sources
* Cherishing and teaaching our church community’s children and youth
* Strengthening family relationships
* Openly discussing important issues
* Honoring tradition while embracing new ideas
REACHING OUT BY:
* Being generous with our talents, time and financial resources to make a difference in our community and the world
* Providing support in difficult times by extending ourselves to those in need
* Involving people of all ages in mission work
* Modeling respect and care for all God’s creation
* Working for justice, healing and wholeness of life
WELCOMING AND ACCEPTING BY:
* Committing ourselves to be a church for all people
* Integrating people of all ages into active congregational participation
* Respecting and accepting diversity
* Striving to overcome our prejudices
*  Loving and practicing kindness toward all
*  Laughing together and enjoying one another                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
To see our Bylaws, last revised April, 2015, click here.
To see the Annual Report for 2017, click part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7.

Contact Us

Congregational United Church of Christ
217 Crossman Avenue
PO Box 610 (mailing address)
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Email Address
office.bvcucc@gmail.com

Telephone
(719) 395-2544

Fax
(719) 395-3789

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Statement of Faith

The purpose of this church is to worship God, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and celebrate the sacraments; to realize Christian fellowship and unity within this Church and the Church universal; to render loving service toward humankind; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.

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