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About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

We care about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. UCC is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom. We believe that God is still in the business of restoration, and our desire is to partner with Him and live to see families, the campus, the city, and the world change.

Where we come from

University Church of Christ started in the fall of 1956. At that time, we started the Church under the name the, “College Church of Christ” and met in a small building on Espina St. In March of 1977 we built our current worship center and changed our name to, “University Church of Christ” (UCC). UCC has had a deep passion for the students at New Mexico State since our beginnings, and we still share the same love and passion for college students and young adults today. We are a very diverse group from all ages, brought together by our love for God and for the city of Las Cruces. UCC today is a place where everyone has a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, UCC is committed to fostering a family that truly and authentically lives out the calling of a disciple and the role of the Church. As we move forward as a church family, inclusion, love, and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ. We believe that God has a mission, and His mission has a Church, and as one body of unified believers we all have unique gifts given to us by God to fulfill this mission and advance His Kingdom.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at UCC. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of our family.

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