The United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ was formed in 1957 by the union of two Protestant denominations: The Congregational Christian Church, and The Evangelical and Reformed Church. The emblem of the United Church of Christ is comprised of a crown, a cross, and an orb, all enclosed within a double oval bearing the name of the church. Each piece has its own significance.
The crown symbolizes the sovereignty of Christ.
The Cross recalls the suffering of Christ.
The orb is purposefully divided into three parts to remind us of Jesus’ command to be his witness in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria.
The text, “That They May All Be One” is right out the Bible. It is a prayer of Jesus found in the Book of John, Chapter 17, Verse 21. The verse captures the historic commitment of the United Church of Christ to promote unity among the separated churches of Jesus Christ.
To learn more about the United Church of Christ, visit our denomination’s website: www.ucc.org. Oakland is a member of the Eastern Virginia Association of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ.