Christ The King UCC

11370 Old Halls Ferry Road

Florissant, MO 63033

Phone: 314.741.6808 

email: office@ctk-ucc.org

 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

GET TO KNOW US

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

THE CHURCH OF FIRSTS

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.

A CHURCH OF EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.

We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

MISSION

 

To build a faith-filled community for all people through prayer, bibical study and praxis that yields personal conversion, community formation, social justice, and spiritual renewal in our homes, workplaces, schools, city, and world.

VISION

We will become a constant beacon of Christ's light and love in the communities and streets where we dwell.

 

 

 

PURPOSE

We believe we are called to make Jesus famous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR MINISTERS

Interim Pastor Deon A. McKenzie

Associate Min. Timica Emerson

Associate Min. Kimberly McKenzie

Associate Min. Ashley June Moore

Associate  Min.  Sonya Vann

Not shown: Associate Min. Gabrielle Fields

Minister of Music  Shamar Jordan

OUR DEACONS

 

Deacons (Top row): Terrence Watkins-President,

(2nd row): Alphonso Andrews, Sharon Hines, Pamela Meeks,

(3rd row): Ceola Nicholson, Fred Thomas II, Stephanie Tolson,

​​​​​​​(4th row): Nathan Williams, and Reita Williams


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On December 28, 2020, Rev. Traci Blackmon completed her tenure as Senior Pastor of Christ The King UCC to focus solely on her denominational responsibilities as Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ.

Rev. Blackmon will maintain her commitment to Jesus & Justice through association with local grass roots associations and national platforms.

Rev. Blackmon can be reached at either:
blackmont@ucc.org
or pastortraci@yahoo.com

Although Rev. Blackmon will maintain residence in St. Louis, professional correspondence should be mailed to:
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

www.ucc.org

OUR  PRINCIPLES 

 

AUTHENTICITY:  We believe we can’t be what God has called us to be if we are not genuinely ourselves. We must be our true selves so that we make a connection with one another on a higher level.


BIBLICAL TRUTH: We believe the Bible is God’s inherent truth and it’s the foundation to everything we do. 


COMMUNICATION: He used the current language and daily life experiences of those around him to communicate truth.


LIFE TOGETHER: We aren’t interested in being a place where a lot of people get together for an inspiring service but never move beyond the casual, arm’s distance relationships of an auditorium.


EXCELLENCE: We don’t believe in striving for unrealistic perfection. Real excellence is about bringing your best to God’s work and to life in general.


GROWTH: This is a safe place for everyone. But safe doesn’t mean comfortable. The answers aren’t always comfortable.