Our Story

Who We Are...

Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ (LBCUCC) is a progressive Christian church serving Placer County.

Mission Statement
A church called by Jesus to commit to eliminating injustice, bigotry and racism, and to work for human rights and equality for all people.

Vision Statement
Rooted in Justice. Formed in Faith. Focused on Community.

 We have a relaxed family feel in that we embrace our own diversity and respect each individual’s beliefs. Our church offers a quaint, small-town atmosphere in contrast to some of the larger, big city mega-churches.

Our congregation is an open and affirming congregation. Open and Affirming is an official designation within the United Church of Christ applied to churches who have formalized their commitment to welcoming members of the LGBTQ+ community.

We encourage you to stop by and visit on any Sunday.

What We Believe...

We believe that each person is unique and valuable. It is the will of God that every person belong to a family of faith where they have a strong sense of being valued and loved.

We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey and that each of us is at a different stage of that journey.

We believe that the persistent search for God produces an authentic relationship with God, engendering love, strengthening faith, dissolving guilt, and giving life purpose and direction.
We believe that all of the baptized “belong body and soul to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” No matter who – no matter what – no matter where we are on life’s journey – notwithstanding race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, class or creed – we all belong to God and to one worldwide community of faith. All persons baptized – past, present, and future – are connected to each other and to God through the sacrament of baptism. We baptize during worship when the community is present because baptism includes the community’s promise of “love, support and care” for the baptized – and we promise that we won’t take it back – no matter where your journey leads you.

We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ’s table for the sacrament of Communion. Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church. The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ’s sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called. In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ’s presence among us along with a “cloud of witnesses” – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.
We believe that Loomis Basin Congregational UCC is called to be a united and uniting church. “That they may all be one” (John 17:21). In essentials–unity, in nonessentials–diversity, in all things–charity. These UCC mottos survive because they touch core values deep within us. The UCC has no rigid formulation of doctrine or attachment to creeds or structures. Its overarching creed is love. UCC pastors and teachers are known for their commitment to excellence in theological preparation, interpretation of the scripture and justice advocacy. Even so, love and unity in the midst of our diversity are our greatest assets.

We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of others and to be good stewards of the Earth’s resources.
“To believe is to care; to care is to do.”

We believe that Loomis Basin Congregational UCC is called to be a prophetic church. As in the tradition of the prophets and apostles, God calls the church to speak truth to power, liberate the oppressed, care for the poor and comfort the afflicted.

We believe in the power of peace, and work for nonviolent solutions to local, national, and international problems.

We believe God is still speaking,…

Where We Came From...

The United Church of Christ (UCC) was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions. From the beginning of our history, we were a church that affirmed the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. Our motto, “that they may all be one,” is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church.

The UCC is one of the most diverse and progressive Christian denominations in the United States.

The UCC ties faith to social justice and shaping cutting edge theology and service in an ever-changing world.

The UCC also affirms the responsibility of the church in each generation and community to make faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world.

Be A Part Of Our Story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 10:00 am.