Established in 1764
The life of Plymouth’s United Church of Christ is inextricably bound to the history and legacy of a people who, in 1763, traveled north from Hollis NH to settle the Plymouth Land Grant, seeking to become the people God was calling them to be. From that traditional New England beginning, PCUCC’s history has been intertwined with numerous decisions that have formed us into the progressive community we are today.
In 1968 PCUCC called the Rev. P.V. George, a man of color, to be its 21st pastor. PV served our church faithfully for 12 years, instilling in us a strong ethic of peace and compassion. The Revs. Jane and Michael Henderson filled the first shared pastorate. Jane was our first woman pastor. Following the Henderson’s 8 year pastorate, I was called to be the first solo female clergyperson in the larger Plymouth area at that time.
With a strong quest for justice, PCUCC partnered with Millard Fuller and Habitat for Humanity to build the 1st International house in what was then Zaire. We have sponsored a home in Africa every year since. PCUCC was called to become the first Open and Affirming Church in New Hampshire. We have been using that ‘call’ to guide our decisions, large and small.
Today PCUCC is a diverse, progressive Christian community at the center of Plymouth. Our doors are open, literally and figuratively, to neighbors, tourists to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains, to the needy, to an array of building users who do work we could not do alone, and to a congregation of members, friends and family, both the curious and the committed, who call ours their church.
Come, any Sunday at 9:30 am for worship or for a number of midweek activities that you will find listed in the calendar. We are a people on a journey, following in the Way of Christ as we understand him, seeking to emerge as a faith-filled community of the 21st century. Welcome!