Who We Are

As members of Peace United Church of Christ, we belong to a nationwide community of faith.  We belong to a community of faith that has a long history that reaches as far back as the Mayflower.  And locally, we belong to a community of faith that has been serving Denver, Adamstown and surrounding communities for almost 300 years.

As members of Peace United Church of Christ, we belong to a local gathering of people – some who have been lifelong members of both the church and the community and some who have moved into our community and joined our fellowship at different stages of their lives.  We are people from different faith traditions who have chosen to unite together as one people of faith.

As members of Peace United Church of Christ, we are a congregation of faithful people open and committed to welcoming ALL people into this fellowship so that together we might live out in very real and practical ways the love of God and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Following in the footsteps of our Savior, who welcomed all people, we are a body of faith where no one is ever excluded.

Therefore, wherever you are in your life’s journey or your faith journey, you are welcome here, so that together we may explore and learn more about the abundant love and grace of our God.

Denominational History Local Church History Prophetic Vision

Denominational History

The phrase, many streams, one church, has been used to describe the United Church of Christ and can be used to describe our own congregation.

In 1934 the Evangelical Church and the Reformed Church merged to form the Evangelical and Reformed Church. The 1929 merger of the Christian Church and the Congregational Church formed the Christian Congregational Church. Finally, in 1957 the merger of these two Churches formed the United Church of Christ. So, the streams of four church bodies flowed together to form one larger, stronger church.

While each of these churches was unique in worship and governing style, their common faith commitment made it possible for them to unite as one.

Local Church History

Peace United Church of Christ was formed in 1969 by the merger of the Muddy Creek United Church of Christ, Swartzville, East Cocalico Township, and Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, Adamstown. The church building was constructed on property donated to the Muddy Creek Church by John B. Harting, where for so many years the Muddy Creek Sunday School Picnic was hosted.

While Peace United Church of Christ itself is only 47 years old, we are celebrating over 285 years of worship and service to our local communities and the world.

Prophetic Vision

When our Denomination was founded in 1957, The Reverend Robert Moss wrote that it is the responsibility of the church in each generation to make this faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. 

Never has it been more important to live out these words than it is today.  Join us in this incredible, meaningful and hope filled journey of faith.