who we are

Learn more about our faith community!

Mission & Faith

We are an inclusive church community in Short Hills, where everyone who wishes to follow Jesus is welcome, where worship is a multimedia experience of Bible-based messages and engaging music, where our children’s ministry is fun and faith-building

…and where we’re excited to welcome you!


It started in 1953 with eight friends wanting to bring people together in the name of Christ with neither rigid dogmas nor creeds as a condition of membership. These objectives remain part of our foundation today.


As a Congregational Church, our members transact all the business in the church free from outside control. Elected members make up the Church Board and work alongside our pastors to ensure that the church is being run in accordance to the bylaws and the teachings of Jesus Christ.  

United Church of Christ

With 1.2 million members, the UCC is one of the most diverse Christian denominations in the United States. One of the UCC's distinguishing characteristics is its penchant to believe that God is still speaking....

Church board

Members of the current Church Board can access a secure page with files, documents, and minutes from previous meetings by clicking below.