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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Louis, Missouri
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The UCC Logo and Comma

 

UCC_Logo_Color02What does the logo symbolize?
The symbol of the United Church of Christ comprises a crown, cross and orb enclosed within a double oval bearing the name of the church and the prayer of Jesus, "That they may all be one" (John 17:21). It is based on an ancient Christian symbol called the "Cross of Victory" or the "Cross Triumphant." The crown symbolizes the sovereignty of Christ. The cross recalls the suffering of Christ—his arms outstretched on the wood of the cross—for the salvation of humanity. The orb, divided into three parts, reminds us of Jesus' command to be his "witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). The verse from Scripture reflects our historic commitment to the restoration of unity among the separated churches of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

UCC_Comma03About the God is Still Speaking, Comma
The comma was inspired by the Gracie Allen quote, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” The comma constantly reminds us of God’s boundless love and reminds us that God is still speaking and that God speaks in multiple ways. The comma carries the hope of God’s peace with justice; of religion relevant to our unique experiences; of the new light and truth still to break from God’s word. The comma reminds us that on our continuing faith journeys, God is still speaking.