About Us


For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them. 

Matthew 18:20

 

 

 

 

 

At United Presbyterian Church, we seek to live out our denominational ideals of worshiping God with joy and gratitude, being hospitable to our neighbors, and seeking to help all in need in our community and beyond.  We hope that our love, our joy and our hope help to spread the Good News of God's love to new corners of our world.

There are many exciting ways to be involved in the life, worship, fellowship and mission of United Presbyterian Church:

We are passionate about our many mission opportunities

Would you like to learn a little about our Church's History

We also have a very active and energetic Presbyterian Women's group.

 

Who are we Presbyterians?

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with denominational offices in Louisville, Kentucky, has approximately 2.3 million members, more than 10,000 congregations and 14,000 ordained and active ministers.

Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.

As far back as 1837 the General Assembly declared that the church, by its very nature, is a missionary society whose purpose is to share the love of God in Jesus Christ in word and deed and with all the world. Witnessing to the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world, Presbyterians engage in mission activities, seek to alleviate hunger, foster self-development, respond to disasters, support mission works, preach the gospel, heal the sick, and educate new generations for the future.

 What do we believe?  

Some of the principles articulated by John Calvin remain at the core of Presbyterian beliefs. Among these are the sovereignty of God, the authority of the scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers. What they mean is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God's generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone's job - ministers and lay people alike - to share this Good News with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.

To learn more about us as a denomination, check out our website: Pcusa.org