The United Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole head, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. It acknowledges as kindred in Christ all who share in this confession. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presenceand power of hte Holy Spirit, to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. It claims as its ownthe faith of the historic Church expressed in the acient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers. It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. In accordandancewith the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelicalChristians, it recognizes two sacrements: Baptism and the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.
-From the Preamble to the Constitution
of the United Church of Christ