Who We Are
Founded as a Union Church, joining together Congregationalists, Baptists and Presbyterians, Windsor Church has long held a tradition of welcoming many perspectives into a community of faith. The tradition continues today with the individuals and families that make up our congregation.
Windsor Church first took root in the 1860s near what is now the Congregational Cemetery in Windsor. Though founded as a Union church, it joined the Madison Association of Congregational Churches in 1864. Windsor Church moved in 1906 to its current location at the corner of Windsor and Second Streets to better serve the cluster of homes that first made up what is now Windsor, Wisconsin.
The United Church of Christ is a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches, affirming the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. Windsor Church officially joined the UCC in 1958 (for a more thorough history of the UCC, visit the UCC website).
Our motto-“that they may all be one”-is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church.
Through the years, other groups such as American Indians, Afro-Christians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Volga Germans, Armenians, and Hispanic Americans have joined with the four earlier groups. In recent years, Christians from other traditions, including the Roman Catholic Church, have found a home in the UCC.
The characteristics of the United Church of Christ can be summarized in part by the key words in the names that formed our union: Christian, Reformed, Congregational, Evangelical.
As you can see, the UCC is one of the most diverse Christian churches in the United States!!!
Today, our dedication to our community of faith is unchanged. Often called “the best kept secret in Windsor,” Windsor United Church of Christ continues to offer an unparalleled range of worship, religious education, youth and adult fellowship and community support.
Our national offices are located in Cleveland, Ohio. Click the link to open UCC Information in a new window.
“Never place a period where God has placed a comma” – Gracie Allen
God IS still speaking – Click the link to open stillspeaking.com in a new window.
The purpose of this church is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to serve God and to enlist persons as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our vision is: “Living and Serving from Generation to Generation in the Name of Jesus Christ.”
We claim as our statement of faith, “The Statement of Faith” as adopted by the Second General Synod of the United Church of Christ held at Oberlin, Ohio, July 5-9, 1969.
“We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father, and to his deeds we testify:
He calls the worlds into being,
creates man in his own image
and sets before him the ways of life and death.
He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
He judges men and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord,
he has come to us and shared our common lot,
conquering sin and death and reconciling the word to himself.
He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing the Church of Jesus Christ,
binding in covenant faithful people of all ages,
tongues and races.
He calls us into his Church
to accept the cost and joy of discipleship,
to be his servant in the service of men,
to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil,
to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table,
to join him in his passion and victory.
He promises to all who trust him
forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace,
courage in the struggle for justice and peace,
his presence in trial and rejoicing,
and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto Him! Amen!”
Windsor United Church of Christ benefits from the skills and abilities of many members of our congregation and community. For more information about specific areas of our church, please email the Church Office Email Church Office with any of the church leaders or committee chairs in the subject line.
View our Staff Page to view the Leadership and Committee names and contact info.