Ever since Pastor Chris’s arrival in April 2019, the most commonly asked question was, “What will be the name of our church?” Each of our previous church names had attempted to express the church’s goal of reaching beyond itself, and United City Church is no different. Regardless of your first impressions of the name, what is important is understanding what’s behind the name, a direct reflection of our goal to reach those who are not yet here. Understanding this need for clarity, we recognized the name must also reflect our church's vision and values. With this goal in mind, a vision team was formed in June 2019, comprised of a combination of lay leaders and staff who came together in prayer and partnered with the Auxano group to discover the mission God has given to us and determine where we are headed as a church. We identified a clear mission and core values, which guided us as we articulated our strategy and measures going forward. Throughout the process, one repetitive theme emerged, one that shaped our mission statement to our core values, and ultimately, our new name. We are so excited about where we are headed as a church, as we seek to reach everyone, every day, crossing every divide to live united in Christ. This name implies a big task at hand, but we serve a big God who can “do far more abundantly than all we could ask or think, accordingly to the power at work within us.”
We announced this new name to the church on March 1, 2020, and will continue to carry this update through to our signage, website, logo, and more over the course of 2020. We will have promotional material with this new name and logo available to you in mid-March. Join us as we invite people to our Easter services April 12, 2020, where we will experience worship together in this newly renovated building. It will truly be an exciting weekend!