A Disciples of Christ Congregation
The United Disciples Fellowship (UDF) is a house church that meets the first Saturday of each month in a member’s home. They are officially recognized as a congregation of the Christian Church of Northern California / Nevada. They are also an Open and Affirming congregation.
As a local extension of the regional and national partnership between the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ, the United Disciples Fellowship and First Congregational Church entered into a formal covenantal relationship in the Fall of 1991. That partnership continues to this day.
UDF members are active in the life of First Congregational Church as Associate Members. They serve on boards and committees, sing in the choir, volunteer as readers, teach classes for children and adults, and give financial support.
UDF provides open communion to all after worship every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month (when communion is provided during the service.
It is the hope of UDF and First Congregational Church that our experiences together will encourage other churches to experiment with models of partnership. We believe our diversity as well as our commonality will contribute to our mutual growth and strength, bringing to realization the unity and oneness we all desire.
The First Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ Northern California Nevada Conference, and the UDF is a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Northern California-Nevada.