About Us

Learn more about our church, history and team.

Our church takes pride in committing ourselves to God’s plan for us, as expressed in our mission and vision statements.

Zion United Church of Christ is a Christ centered community.
We commit ourselves…
to worship God,
to form faithful followers of Jesus,
and to care for our wider community.
Our mission is to care as Christ cares.

We envision a faith community that fosters and enriches our personal walk with God. We strive to be a community where the worship, learning, service, and fellowship are so important to us that we always want to be involved.

We envision a church where the spiritual gifts and talents of each person are identified and fostered, where all feel empowered to live out the specific calling God has for them as individuals and as part of a community.

We envision a place where on-going enrichment opportunities make people want to learn more and to share that knowledge with others in a way that invites and inspires them to become part of a community of faith.

We envision a congregation that identifies service opportunities that are meaningful and fill the needs of our wider community. We strive to be people who use their individual gifts and talents in ways that reflect a unique blend of leadership, compassion, and thankful living.

We envision a fellowship of believers who make life-sharing such a part of their daily lives and part of our church that young people and new families will choose to join us in making Zion the warm, caring and compassionate place that it is now for many more years to come.

Grace and peace to you! Whether you are just passing through or are looking to put down roots, it is my hope you can find a warm welcome, a peaceful pause, and a safe sanctuary here at Zion United Church of Christ.

Our founding era was a time of change and new beginnings in this German-immigrant community. People were moving into Union from the surrounding farms to work in the factories. In 1912, a group of women gathered and committed themselves to establishing an Evangelical witness. A short time later, Zions Evangelisches Kirche (Zion Evangelical Church) was formed. The women then committed themselves to keeping things going. During the years from 1950 to 1980, the car plants in St. Louis provided jobs, the Arch went up, and our community grew. Union added onto its high school, built the city lake, and became the site for a new community college. In 1957 the Evangelical & Reformed Church joined with the Congregational Christian churches to become the United Church of Christ. Since joining the United Church of Christ, our congregation has continued to center our life of faith through Christian discipleship, a commitment to our covenant partners, and a willingness to meet the changing needs of our members, our neighbors and community.