Our faith is 2000 years old, but our thinking is not.
We are friends, family, strangers, visitors, and neighbors brought together by the Spirit of God to joyfully worship and enjoy Christian fellowship together. Our faith is based on our individual understanding of the Word as revealed through Jesus Christ and found in the Bible. Our faith is nurtured by sharing with each other our understanding of the Word. We are dedicated to letting God’s love and grace work through us.

While the world is considerably different than when German immigrants founded Central Evangelical Church in January 1858, God continues to call us to accept the costs and joys of discipleship.  For more than 150 years, Central’s members have accepted that call by offering authentic fellowship and friendship through service given and received.  We gather for worship and scatter for service in Christ’s name.

Central United Church of Christ is a member of the United Church of Christ and of the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the UCC however it is independent in all matters. This church is owned by the congregation and responsible only to its members. The congregation, through its elected boards and committees as well as its Annual Meeting, is entirely responsible for running all aspects of its church life including the calling of ministers to help guide and direct its spiritual life. As in all democracies the success of the church is dependent on the active participation of its members.