No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...
You Are Welcome Here
No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...
You Are Welcome Here
No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...
You Are Welcome Here
No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey...
You Are Welcome Here
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Who We Are...

Urbandale United Church of Christ is a caring and active Christian community whose members live in the Des Moines metro area and beyond. We are an Open and Affirming congregation that welcomes persons of every age, race, gender identity and expression, nationality, ability, and sexual orientation. We are a Just Peace church that seeks to empower ourselves, our children, and one another to be fully present in the world, living in Christ’s image and striving for justice and peace. We are a member of the United Church of Christ, a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action. LEARN MORE.

Our Worship Space...

Our church building at the corner of 72nd Street and Oliver Smith Drive was begun in 1921 as a basement church for the rapidly growing community of Urbandale, Iowa. A new sanctuary was completed in 1922, and the Urbandale Community Church called its first pastor in 1923. In 1944 the church began its affiliation with the Congregational Church denomination, evolving into the United Church of Christ in 1958. An education wing was added in the 1950’s, serving initially as classroom space for public school students during the week. Our current sanctuary was dedicated in 1995, and ugrades to the office wing and fellowship hall were completed several years later. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HISTORY

We are a member of the United Church of Christ, a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church, joining faith and action.

June 9 Worship: Pride Fest

Urbandale UCC proudly supports this year’s Pride Fest and hope you will join us live in person on Sunday, June 9 downtown. We are excited to be participating in the Pride Ecumenical Worship serve at 10am on the Krause Group Mainstage at the corner of Locust & East 6th.  Please arrive early to find parking.

Seating will be limited so please reserve chairs for those who really need it. You may also bring a bag chair. Be sure to wear your Pride and come ready to worship and celebrate! Also be sure to check out the Capital City Pride webpage for more information.

If you do not wish to attend in person, you may join us in the UUCC Narthex at 10 AM, or from home, to watch the live stream on YouTube.  A Worship Bulletin is also available. There be no childcare available at UUCC to encourage our families and staff to participate in Pride.

Our Liturgical Year

Red is the color for Pentecost! On Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. Red is a color associated with fire which was one of manifestations of the Spirit in the Pentecost story. Red is also a symbol of joy.

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