Remembering Disciples United Community Church (DUCC), 1998-2013

A former progressive, inclusive Christian church in Lancaster County, Pa.

DUCC was a church that existed from 1998 through 2013 for people who were...

DUCC was a safe, affirming spiritual space.

Though other churches may require certain beliefs in order to walk through their doors, DUCC recognized that not everyone is on the same spiritual journey. All questions are valid.

DUCC had a big message.

The truth is, though DUCC appeared small, it had a big theology, a big spirit, big hopes, and a big mission. At DUCC we honored our brothers and sisters in Christ, even when we choose a different path from them, because our calling was to embody an ever new and changing, mysterious adventure with God that is big enough to embrace the 14 billion year journey of our entire universe, yet intimate enough to welcome every believer and seeker, be they 99 years or nine months old, gay or straight, male or female. We welcomed people of every color of the rainbow!

Milestones in DUCC’s history

While DUCC (Disciples United Community Church) has had a rich and colorful ministry since the autumn of 1998, our history can be summed up in a simple sacred story: A few visionaries in the Lancaster County area, who came from the Christian tradition, knew that church could be different. It could be affirming and welcoming of all who sought to commune with God and with others at Christ’s table. No minimum requirements would be necessary to share in the unconditional love of the still-speaking God. The rest, as they say, is history!

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And God is still speaking…and we are still listening as our story continues to unfold.