Last Updated July 13, 2019.
Welcome to the
Universal Catholic Church
The Holy Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ, sparked to life by the Holy Spirit, brought to the world by the Apostles, is all about freedom. Catholic freedom, the very purpose behind Christ’s life and resurrection defeats sin and death, it gives us values for living, it brings both peace and challenge. The heart of the Catholic experience is freedom !
The Holy Catholic Church existed long before there was a Pope, before there was a single Eastern Patriarch, before there was even one bishop in England. Those were all later developments in Catholicism. Independent Catholicism is the mother Church of all Catholicism, the Church from which all the others grew. Every Christian, Catholic or Protestant, owes his or her faith to independent Catholicism, the Source Church. Over the centuries sects and denominations have fractionated, reformed, ruptured and revolted from their Catholic roots. But the Holy Spirit who brought Catholicism into existence has never abandoned Her; Pentecost is still happening!
Our church is catholic but independent and is part of the Liberal Catholic Movement.
We invite you to join us for any of our services. All are welcome to receive Communion at our altars, without membership or belief requirements. Participation in the Great Work of God is more important than a profession of beliefs or adherence to dogma. We maintain intellectual freedom for all.
God is adored as a loving Father, not a fierce tyrant. Our services inspire joyous devotion, not guilt or oppression.
Our true self is spiritual, but that self is often confused by the garments of a physical being (Romans 7:8-12). Our path, even though it often seems difficult or even hopeless, has a single ending that never fails: the conquest by the spiritual of the material. To be clear we teach Universalism: the doctrine that all will be saved.
We offer the world faith, hope, and love. We never impose dogma or dictates. No member of the UCC's clergy makes any claim to authority over any individual conscience. We do not coerce.
We teach Christ's Commandments when He said: ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and thy neighbor as thyself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. As you sow, so shall you reap.’
We teach universal salvation but we do not make any official statement on the range of experiences which may befall us after death.
We are less concerned with the specifics of a historical man who lived more than 2,000 years ago than we are with the Christ who lives today (Matthew 18:20). This is a mighty spiritual Presence in the world, guiding and sustaining us all.
Our lives are enriched and empowered by the outflow of the Christ-energy at our altars, in our services, and through our lives. This power is capable of producing an effect on material things and in our spiritual growth. The energy of our World Teacher floods our beings like light bulbs drive darkness from a room. Spiritual light expels hatred, disease, and depression. It produces joy, peace, and love.