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About the
United Church of Christ

First Parish of Westwood is rooted in the denominational tradition of the United Church of Christ whose heritage includes the Pilgrims who came to this country fulfilling the admonition that there is “yet more light and truth to break forth from God’s Word.” This tradition continues to nurture an active, engaging, and lively faith.


Continuing this dynamic that God is still speaking, the UCC Board of Directors in October 2016 affirmed the statements below.

Purpose, Vision, and Mission

Purpose Statement

From the Gospel of Matthew: 

To love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and our neighbor as ourselves.


Vision Statement

United in Christ’s love, a just world for all.

Mission Statement

United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.


More information about the theological heritage, history and ministry of the
United Church of Christ may be found at their website:

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