The heart of the Christian community is regular worship. We gather at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday to acknowledge the presence of God in the world and in our lives; to hear the Word of God, to offer ourselves to God and be equipped for service in the world. Through song, prayer, story and proclamation we thoughtfully and joyfully ascribe praise to God.
Music is an essential part of our worship and takes the form of congregational singing, vocal and handbell choir offerings and instrumental expression.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated in worship every Sunday and at other special times during the year. At UCPC, all worshipers who desire to receive the sacrament are welcome at the table.
The Sacrament of Baptism is the sacrament of the church by which we belong to the covenant community. Baptism makes tangible, and seals what the Word proclaims: God's redeeming grace offered to all people. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated as a part of our common worship. When adults desire to make their first public profession of faith, or when parents indicate a desire to present their children to receive the sacrament, they are invited to visit with the pastor. As there is one body of Christ, there is one baptism. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Presbyterian Church (USA) recognize all baptisms administered by other denominations.
Young people who have been baptised as infants are encouraged to participate in a Confirmation Class, preparing them to enter full membership of the church.
Families who wish, may also present newborn infants for a service of dedication, reserving baptism as a choice that their children may desire to make for themselves.
Welcome to the United Christian Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Missouri. We are a unique congregation with a common purpose based upon the joining of two historically similar churches in Richmond: The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Our congregations joined together in 2003 and eventually created the beautiful facility in which we now worship. The sanctuary includes many reminders of our past. The beautiful stained glass windows, organ, pews and chancel furnishings were each formerly in our previous churches.
Yet, while we cherish our rich history, we are also a progressive, forward-thinking, and growing church family, relating fully to the Christian and Presbyterian Churches.
We encourage anyone who is interested in our church to please visit! You will find a warm and welcoming family of faith.