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Our Story

In a time of religious division and tension in Westport, a diverse group of Christians representing five different traditions came together in 1855 to start a new church. What come out of their prayers and vision was the Pacific Union (peaceful union) Congregational Church. The dream was for a community of believers who lived in peace and were united by the story of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, 155 years later this dream lives on because of the faithfulness of God. He is a God of peace. He is God who gathers people together into communities of love centered on himself.

Today in 2010, we continue to live out the vision to center our lives on Jesus Christ, to live at peace with each other and to love the world. To be honest this is a struggle. From the leaders to the entire church community, we battle our own pride and pride leads to conflict. In classic New England tradition we are fiercely independent and we resist being known and relying on others. Like many Christians, we struggle with self-righteousness forgetting how much Jesus has forgiven us.

But at the heart of our community, is the prayer from the Lord's Prayer: 'Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us (forgive us the hurts that we have inflicted on others, as we forgive those who have injured us.) This is the basis of our community. How can we forgive? Only because God has forgive us for the sins that nailed his Son to the cross. This story not only humbles us. It is frees us to forgive and to live as an honest, loving, and forgiving community.

If you are without a church home and long to know God and be connected with people in an honest and loving way, we encourage you to come as you are and be a part of our community.