The Unitarian Universalist Community Church was founded in 1990 with the support and cooperation of the UU Society of Sacramento, in the belief that the Sacramento area needed and could support an additional UU congregation. The goal was to create a new church that would be explicitly child-friendly, theologically diverse and inclusive of all ages. Through June 2014, UUCC supported professional ministry even though its relatively small size — its membership hovered around 80 throughout its history — made this support financially challenging. Our called ministers were: the Rev. Judy Morris, who served for ten years, the Rev. Melora Crooker Lynngood, who served for five, and the Rev. Martha Hodges, who served us for seven years.
We are now in a transition phase, lay-led and smaller in numbers, intent on transforming UUCC into a financially-sustainable, mission-focused congregation. UUCC’s current president has expressed his perspective on this process in the July 2014 and August 2014 postings on our Sermons page.
We appreciate the special gifts of being a small church, including a sense of community, mutual trust and easy intimacy. It is important to us to welcome newcomers warmly and help them establish the kinds of caring and supportive relationships that affirm the dignity and worth of individuals and families in a society that so often leaves us feeling alienated and disregarded.
Like all Unitarian Universalist congregations, UUCC practices congregational polity. We are self-governed and self-supporting; while we make use of resources provided by our national association and regional and district bodies, every UU church creates its own bylaws and policies and calls its own minister. The congregation holds the ultimate authority over where the church is headed and how it will get there.
To read our constitution, please click here:
UUCC Constitution (PDF; 68 KB)
UUCC rented a series of spaces from other churches until 2006, when it moved to its own dedicated rented space in South Sacramento. From April of 2012 through October 2014 , we occupied space on the second floor of the historic Pioneer Congregational Church in midtown Sacramento at 2700 L Street. After a year and a half of meeting at a home in Elk Grove, we now are meeting at the Asian Community Center, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831.
UUCC has strong lay leaders and friendly members who enjoy being together in worship, work and fellowship. We are committed to shared ministry, that is, the concept that each of us has a “call” to serve others and is uniquely qualified to do so. We need one another and celebrate our interdependence.
A Welcoming Congregation
UUCC is a certified Welcoming Congregation, meaning its policies, attitudes and actions are intentionally affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals and couples. If you are looking for a spiritual home that is inclusive, know you will be welcomed with us!