Participating Congregations

About 370 churches nationwide are affiliated with The Center for Progressive Christianity, which affirms that "By calling ourselves progressive, we mean we are Christians who recognize the faithfulness of other people who have other names for the way to God's realm, and acknowledge that their ways are true for them, as our ways are true for us." (Point #2 of the 8-Point Welcome Statement of The Center for Progressive Christianity) The churches listed below participated in Pluralism Sunday on May 27, 2007. To sign up your church for PLURALISM SUNDAY 2008 (Pentecost, May 11, 2008), whether or not you are affiliated with TCPC, contact Rev. Jim Burklo, TCPC's Pluralism Sunday coordinator.


The Church of St James, Canberra, Australia
Rev. Rex Hunt, pastor, Email, Website


West Hill United Church, Toronto, Ontario
Rev. Gretta Vosper, pastor, Email, Website


Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter, England
Rev. Iain McDonald, pastor, Email, Website

St Agnes North Reddish Church (C of E), Stockport, England
Rev Clive Larsen, rector, Email, Website



Federated Church, Flagstaff, AZ
Rev. Jed Schenk,Email, Website


Congregational Church of Belmont, Belmont, CA
Rev. Kristi Denham, Pastor, Email, Website

Fairview Community Church, Costa Mesa, CA
Rev. Sarah Halverson, Pastor, Email, Website

Fairfax Community Church, UCC, Fairfax, CA
Rev. Sara Vurek, Pastor, Email, Website

Congregational Church of Fullerton (UCC), Fullerton, CA
Rev. Gary Chomiak, Pastor, Email, Website

Irvine United Congregational Church (UCC), Irvine, CA
Rev. Paul Tellstrom, Pastor, Email, Website

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lompoc, CA
Rev. Robert Cornwall, pastor, Email, Website

First Congregational Church (UCC) Long Beach, CA
Rev. Jerald M. Stinson, Senior Minister, Email, Website

Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church (UCC), Los Angeles, CA
Rev. Charles Schepel, pastor, Email, Website

Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto, CA
Rev. Russ Matteson, pastor, Email, Website

High Street Presbyterian Church, Oakland, CA
Rev. Sally Juarez, pastor, Email, Website

Mission Hills United Church of Christ, San Diego, CA
Rev. Scott Landis, Pastor, Email, Website

United Church of Christ of Paradise Hills, San Diego, CA
Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, Pastor, Email, Website

First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA
Rev. Susan Strouse, Pastor, Email, Website

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA
Rev. David Rickey, Rector, Email, Website

Christ Church United Methodist, Santa Rosa, CA
Rev. Gayle Pickrell, Rector, Email, Website

Sausalito Presbyterian, Sausalito, CA
Rev. Jim Burklo, Pastor, Email, Website

Simi Valley United Church of Christ, Simi Valley, CA
Dr. June C. Goudey, Pastor, Email, Website

Episcopal Church of Saint Anne, Stockton, CA
Rev. Mark Hall, rector, Email

First Congregational Church, UCC, Stockton, CA
Rev. Dennis Johnson, pastor, Email, Website


Westminster Presbyterian, Washington, DC
Rev.s Ruth and Brian Hamilton, pastors, Email, Website


Sunshine Cathedral, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Rev. Grant Lynn Ford, canon pastor,Email, Website


Sunshine Cathedral, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Rev. Grant Lynn Ford, canon pastor,Email, Website


First Congregational United Church of Christ, Canton, IL
Rev. Ken Bloyd, pastor, Email, Website

New Covenant Community Church, Normal, IL
Rev. Susan Ryder, pastor, Email, Website


Trinity United Methodist Church, Lafayette, IN
Rev. Dave Schmidt, pastor, Email, Website


Faith Community Church, Topeka, KS
Jerry Quiring, pastor, Email, Website

Progressive Christian Gathering in Winfield, Winfield, KS
Rev. Allen Polen, DMin, convener, 620.229.9159, Email


St. John's Episcopal Church, Williamstown, MA
Rev. Peter Elvin, rector, Email, Website


Epiphany Community Church, Unitarian (Christian), Fenton, MI
Rev. Bob Seymour, Email, Website

Christ Community Church, Spring Lake, MI
Rev. Ian Lawton, pastor, Email, Website


Mizpah UCC Minneapolis (West Metro), MN
Rev. Steve Thom, pastor, Email, Website


St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO
Rev. Lauren Lyon, Rector, Email, Website

Brentwood Christian Church, Springfield, MO
Rev. Phil Snider, pastor, Email, Website

Evangelical United Church of Christ, St. Louis, MO
Rev. Katherine Hawker, PastorEmail, Website


Heritage of Faith Christian Church (DOC), Polson, MT
Rev. John Payne, Email


Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Nashua, New Hampshire
Rev. Ed Koonz, Pastor, Email, Website

Plymouth Congregational Church, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Rev. Dr. Judith A. Gooch, Pastor, Email, Website


Old South Haven Presbyterian Church, Brookhaven, NY
Rev. Thomas J. Philipp, Interim Pastor, Email, Website

St. John's Grace Episcopal Church, Buffalo, NY
The Rev. Philip W. Dougharty, Rector, Email, Website

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Penn Yan, NY
The Rev. Dr. Denise Yarbrough, rector, Email, Website

The Riverside Church, New York, NY
Rev. Dr. R. Scott Colglazier, Interim Chief Program Minister, Email, Website

Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Schenectady, NY
Bishop Paul Peter Jesep, pastor, Email, Website

DeWitt Community Church, Syracuse, NY
Rev. Bill Grossman, pastor, Email, Website


North Raleigh United Church/ Umstead UCC, N. Raleigh/Umstead, NC
Rev. Doug Long, Pastor, Email, Website


First Congregational Church, Akron, OH
Rev. Timothy Fitch, Pastor, Email, Website

Christ Episcopal Church, Dayton, OH
The Rev. John Paddock, Pastor, Email, Website

Cross Creek Church, Dayton, OH
Rev. Dr. Mike Castle, Pastor, Email, Website

Plattsburg UCC, Plattsburg, OH
Revs. J. Stuart and Gail Wells, pastors, Email, Website


University Place Christian Church, Enid, OK
Rev. Jerry Ray Galbreath Email


Micah's Village Church, Clackamas, OR
Rev. Chuck Cooper, Email, Website


Holy Innocents St Paul's Episcopal, Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Hank Galganowicz, rector, Email,


Unitarian Universalist Church, Spartanburg, SC
Rev. Meg Barnhouse, pastor,Email, Website


First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, TN
Rev. John Shuck, pastor, Email, Website

Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, Johnson City, TN
Rev. Ruth Woods-Taylor, pastor, Email, Website


Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ, San Antonio, TX
Rev. Rita Wilbur, pastor, Email, Website


Kirkland Congregational Church, Kirkland, WA
Rev. Walter John Boris, pastor, Email, Website

Magnolia United Church of Christ, Seattle, WA
Rev Cathy Barker, pastor, Email, Website

Richmond Beach UCC, Shoreline, WA
Joy Haertig, pastor, Email, Website

Rainbow Cathedral MCC, Yakima, WA
Rev. Jane Newall, Email, Website


First Congregational Church, Rock Springs, WY
Rev Harvey Joyner, pastor, Email, Website