United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ, or UCC, is a Protestant denomination of Christianity. It was formed in 1954 out of a union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
It is a Mainline Protestant denomination. The national settings of the UCC have historically favored liberal views on social issues, such as civil rights, LGBT rights, women's rights, and abortion. However, United Church of Christ congregations are independent in matters of doctrine and ministry and may not necessarily support the national body's theological or moral stances. It is self-described as "an extremely pluralistic and diverse denomination".