United Church of Christ in the United States
History in the United States
In the 1700’s, German settlers who were part of the Dutch Reformed Church, formed their own synod and called it the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS). In 1934, they united with the Evangelical Synod of North America which, before 1927 was known as the German Evangelical Synod of North America and was originally formed in 1840 at Deutsche Evangelische St. Johannes Gemeinde Zu Gravois by German immigrants. This unified church was called the Evangelical and Reformed Church and eventually joined with the Congregational Christian Church in 1957. Since that time this unification of churches is called the United Church of Christ. (UCC). For further information visit the United Church of Christ website.
United Church of Christ Church Records
Types of Church Records
- Amistad Research Center, United Church of Christ records and related holdings. Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, 1990. Worldcat entry.
Where they are Located
(Merger of the Evangelical and German Reformed churches and some Congregational churches in 1957)
- Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society and Archives
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: 717-290-8711 or 717-393-0654
- Congregational Library
Congregational Christian Historical Society
14 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.