Churches Uniting In Christ

Reconciling the baptized, seeking unity with justice

Black Methodist Leaders Announce Scholarships for High School Students in Ferguson and Normandy, Missouri

Black Methodist Leaders Announce Scholarships for High School Students in Ferguson and Normandy, Missouri

  [The following is taken from a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Communications email by Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick.]   Dear CME Family:           Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus!  High school seniors from Ferguson...

African Methodist Episcopal Young Adults Speak Out Against Injustice and Encourage Action

[This letter to AME young adults was originally printed in The Christian Recorder. Click for the link to the original article.]   To our young adult AME family, in this Advent season we celebrate the fruit of the spirit, hope, yet many of us have heavy hearts after the announcement of...

The Significance of Watch Night

The Significance of Watch Night

  On New Year’s Eve in 1862, Black communities in America came together in churches and private homes to wait for the moment that the Emancipation Proclamation would become law. At the stroke of midnight on Freedom’s Eve, all the slaves in the Confederate States became legally free....

Links to Communion Responses to the Ferguson Grand Jury

The National Council of Churches responds to the Ferguson Grand Jury The Presbyterian Church (USA) responds to the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Rev. Cedrick D. Bridgeforth (Black Methodists for Renewal, United Methodist Church) Responds to the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision    

  • Black Methodist Leaders Announce Scholarships for High School Students in Ferguson and Normandy, Missouri

    Black Methodist Leaders Announce Scholarships for High School Students in Ferguson and Normandy,...

  • African Methodist Episcopal Young Adults Speak Out Against Injustice and Encourage Action

  • The Significance of Watch Night

    The Significance of Watch Night

  • Links to Communion Responses to the Ferguson Grand Jury

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Churches Uniting in Christ is a covenant relationship among eleven Christian communions.

The member churches of CUIC include:

  • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • The Episcopal Church
  • The International Council of Community Churches
  • The Moravian Church (Northern Province)
  • The Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • The United Church of Christ
  • The United Methodist Church.
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a partner in mission and dialogue.

Unity in the Midst of Strife

In 2002, 11 Christian communions pledged to live more closely together in expressing their unity in Christ and combating racism through Churches Uniting in Christ. In the midst of war, terrorism, disasters, economic collapse, strident political polarization, and increasing wealth disparity, these church bodies are deepening their relationships and extending their common life. They look forward to a greater public witness of reconciling the baptized and seeking unity with justice.

Marks of Commitment

  • Receive each other as Christ's church
  • Mutually recognize baptisms & members
  • Affirm apostolic creeds
  • Celebrate Eucharist together
  • Engage in mission & anti-racism
  • Promote wholeness & inclusion
  • Structure accountability, consultation & decision-making
  • Support ongoing theological dialogue

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