The denomination's official literature uses broad doctrinal parameters, emphasizing freedom of individual conscience and local church autonomy.
In the United Church of Christ, creeds, confessions, and affirmations of faith function as "testimonies of faith" around which the church gathers rather than as "tests of faith" rigidly prescribing required doctrinal consent.
For other merged denominations, see United and uniting churches.
For other churches that have the words "Church" and "Christ" in their name, see Church of Christ (disambiguation).
These two denominations, which were themselves the result of earlier unions, had their roots in Congregational, Christian, Evangelical, and Reformed denominations.
At the end of 2014, the UCC's 5,116 congregations claimed 979,239 members, primarily in the United States.
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