THE HISTORY OF MORNINGSIDE
The Morningside Church has been at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 88th Street since the early 1940's. The Evangelical and Reformed Church founded and named this congregation Morningside Community Church. In 1973, Western Knoll Congregational Church merged with Morningside Community Church to form Morningside United Church of Christ.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
STATEMENT OF MISSION
As people of the Morningside United Church of Christ, affirming our Statement of Faith, we seek within the Church Universal to participate in God's mission and to follow the way of the crucified and risen Christ.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called and commit ourselves:
The UCC Statement of Mission, 1987, was drafted by a church-wide conference on
About this testimony:
To discern and celebrate the present and coming reign of God.
To embrace the unity of Christ's church;
To work for justice, healing, and wholeness of life;
To join oppressed and troubled people in the struggle for liberation;
To preach and teach with the power of the living Word;
To repent our silence and complicity with the forces of chaos and death;
To name and confront the powers of evil within and among us;
To hear and give voice to creation's cry for justice and peace;
To embody God's Love for all people;
To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our suffering world;
To praise God, confess our sin, and joyfully accept God's forgiveness; mission in Houston, Texas, in which representatives from all communities in the church” including evangelicals, liberals, and others ”tried to find common ground. The statement was affirmed by General Synod XVI later that year.