Our Mission Covenant
The Urbandale United Church of Christ is a community of people who covenant with God and each other to walk together in the way of the Christian faith, responding to and rejoicing in the cost and joy of discipleship. Together, we commit ourselves to:
- Affirm the tenets of the Christian faith
- Celebrate the good news that God has come and remains among us
- Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through word and deed
- Embody God’s love and justice in all that we do and share with the world.
We covenant to be a community which remains open to the challenges of the Christian faith. We welcome into this community of faith, and affirm the participation in all aspects of church life, persons of every age, race, gender identity and expression, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation. We will continue our efforts toward inclusiveness, and stand against all forms of discrimination.
We will empower ourselves, our children, and one another to be fully present in the world, as we live in Christ’s image and strive for justice and peace.
To accomplish this mission, we will provide opportunities for members and friends of the Urbandale United Church of Christ to participate in the following:
- Worship and celebration
- Life-span education and exploration of faith
- Fellowship and nurture
- Social action and service
- Stewardship of time, talent, treasure and trust
- Outreach and growth.
An Open and Affirming, Just Peace Church
Open and Affirming
On May 16, 1993, we voted to become an Open & Affirming church. We make a public covenant of welcome into our full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. READ MORE…
Just Peace Church
The Urbandale United Church of Christ has long been active and committed to justice and peace issues. In January 1989, the congregation voted to become a Just Peace Church, proclaiming our public identity as a justice-doing, peace-seeking church. READ MORE…