• United Church of Norman
  • United Church of Norman
  • United Church of Norman
  • United Church of Norman

Who We Are

an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ

Our core values
• Live and work for social justice
• Be radically inclusive
• Be a faithful community
• Be followers of Jesus
• Promote non-dogmatic Christianity
We believe that faith is not about concrete answers, religious absolutes, creeds or dogma. Faith is about the search for understanding, the raising of important questions, honoring our doubts, in an open and safe environment that supports our religious journey.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:45am - Religious Education
  • 11:00am - Worship

What to Expect

What are services like?
9:45 has shared food and discussion over a religious topic. Some of these are led by church members, by outside speakers, or the pastor and the discussions and debates are lively. 11am is our worship service. We sing traditional hymns and follow a mainline liturgy but we also incorporate elements from other religious traditions as well.

What is the community like?
We're small. We may have 20 to 30 in worship. Our age range is from toddler to 80 and a wide range in between. Many are connected to the University of Oklahoma since our church is across the street from campus. Many are committed to a range of progressive causes and groups so our connections are wide for a small church. All our proud of our welcome of LGBT people and value open discussions and ideas.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We are a non creedal community, that is we have no doctrinal requirements to join. Rather we welcome all people in service, in wrestling with the big ideas of life, in worship in a shared community. Some come for our speakers series where we bring top community activists and theologians to the area. Some visit our worship and our adult ed. Others participate in our student ministry, the United Campus Ministry.


Dwight Welch

Rev. Welch is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with standing in the Kansas Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ. His M.Div. degree is from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. He also holds an M.A. in philosophy from Southern Illinois University and an M.A. in theology and religion from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He comes to us from Lawrence, KS where he served as campus pastor at Ecumenical Campus Ministries Previously he has served as pastor at First Congregational Church UCC in Sheridan, WY, as a youth pastor at First Christian Church in Sheridan, IN, and also has six years experience as a college instructor in philosophy. He is a blogger and writes on progressive theology and culture. He is engaged to Jim who are the proud parents of two cats, Anni and Adler. On the side he plays clarinet in musical ensembles. If you would like contact him, his e-mail address is [email protected]

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