United Church of Christ (UCC) Statement of Faith
The United Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole Head, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. It acknowledges as kindred in Christ all who share in this confession. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. It claims as its own faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of Protestant Reformers. It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. In accordance of the teachings of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, it recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion
(Preamble to the Constitution of the United Church of Christ)
The Emblem of the United Church of Christ is based on the ancient Christian symbol known as the Cross of Victory or the Cross Triumphant. Traditionally, this symbol, the cross surmounted by the crown and all of it atop the orb, signifies the kingship of the Risen Christ all over the world. The orb, representing the world, is divided into three parts to signify the command of our Lord to his disciples: "You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth." For the United Church of Christ this emblem, rich in the traditions of the past and alive with hope for the future, is particularly appropriate. For this reason, there appear on the perimeter of the emblem both the name of the church and the text: "That They May All Be One."