Celebrating 15 Years in God's Love & Grace
A God-centered, loving, and accepting Christian community.
Mission & Program
We are diverse & gifted people who are:
We dedicate ourselves to being a congregation that:
Together, we will strive to be a vital
We came to being:
Mont Clare United Church of Christ is a church born twelve years ago. The church may be young but it is composed of people with rich and diverse evangelical and non-evangelical traditions and cultural backgrounds.
November 18, 2001 was a regular Sunday worship service for churches in Chicago but not for Mont Clare Congregational and United Community Church. It was a celebration of unity. More than a year before that, the two congregations were partners in ministry. Once in a while, they worshiped together and shared each other the same facilities. Things turned out very well and members of both churches worked well with one another. Eventually both church councils went on a joint retreat and considered the idea of having one vision and mission. The retreat was concluded with a meditation and prayer. At that point, the oldest member of the group, Phyllis Koch, spoke, “I want to see these things happen in my lifetime.”
About six months later, the two congregations united and became Mont Clare United Church of Christ. Our church visions to be a God-centered, loving, and accepting Christian community. Our mission is for us to be involve in meaningfully and prayerfully worship God, encourage and strengthen one another, empower and nurture, witness with passion, and to reach out to the community through mission, sacrificial service and projects.
Mont Clare UCC is with Cluster Four of the Chicago Metropolitan Association of the Illinois Conference
The Chicago Metropolitan Association’s 102 congregations are spread across the beautiful city and out into its near suburbs. From neighborhood churches to suburban congregations, church families centered on ethnic traditions and those focused on multiracial, multicultural celebrations, sprawling buildings, house churches and the largest congregation in the United Church of Christ, CMA is rich in heritage and worship experiences. Active in one of the most diverse areas of the nation, CMA provides as varied a presence of the UCC and represents the intricate web of our wider church as people struggle together over issues, meet each other in the middle in ministry partnership, and lift one another up in shared hope.
The Illinois Conference of the UCC is blessed to be
woven from strands of a vast variety of rich traditions that make up the
UCC, both those that represent the historical denominational merger of
1957, and many that have added vibrant threads and emerging patterns to
who we are, racially, ethnically, socially and liturgically. Formed in
1964, The Illinois Conference came into being through a consolidation of
the North Illinois Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the
Congregational Christian Conference of Illinois.