WELCOME TO

UNITED CHURCH
of the VALLEY

A PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

We stand in solidarity with all of our friends and family members who may be susceptible to the current public health concerns and have elected to temporarily suspend Sunday services.  We would love to have you join us on FaceBook Live for videos of sermons while we are unable to meet face to face.  Please reach out to the church if you have any concerns or needs by calling 951.698.1520 or emailing admin@ucvchurch.org.   We will be sure to notify everyone when we resume regular Sunday services. 

Thank you and everyone please take care of yourselves.

UNITED CHURCH OF THE VALLEY

OUR MISSION

There’s a fresh wind blowing in the Murrieta/Temecula Valley. It is the wind of openness and inclusiveness, the fresh breeze of a community built upon an affirmation approach to life which respects the customs and integrity of all persons. This fresh wind is called United Church of the Valley. This church comes from a tradition of calling and gathering God’s people to respond to the world with new eyes and new hearts. It is a church of vision and involvement. We unashamedly work hand in hand with our God to dismantle the fences which have been erected between people. We follow God’s vision of a just world where all will live peacefully, growing in their concern for each other.

Our Vision

We shall continue in the traditions of our fore-parents in the faith, following God’s spirit in establishing missions of education, fellowship, outreach and healing. 

Our Activities

 In all of our activities we shall keep uppermost the goal of enhancing the spiritual growth of ALL of God’s people.

Donate a Chair

Would you like to rock a chair, roll a chair, play musical chairs or maybe you dreamed of being a chairperson? Whichever it may be, we can help. As we prepare to move in to our new permanent home on Date St. in Murrieta, we are in need of assistance. We need chairs so that everyone can share in a comfortable Sunday service. A donation of $50 provides a chair for our sanctuary. Honor a friend or family member; maybe it would be in memory of a friend or family member. Click on the button below to donate. Thank you for your consideration. God's Peace.

Small Group Survey

Small groups are a great way to get to know people at church. Interested in being part of one? Please take the Small Group Survey at:

What do we have here?

What do we have here?

How We Minister

At United Church of the Valley we don't utilize a full time minister, but rather a rotating group of ministers who are creative thinkers. During the course of a month you might see the Rev. Sharon Graff, Rev. Stephanie Toon, Lee Eddy, Sandy Selby or Darcie Dunlop behind the pulpit. We enjoy a different approach as seen through a different pair of eyes each week. Not only does it keep us on our toes, but it keeps our minds fresh and open to new ideas and a new way of seeing that, which we have looked at the same way for years.

March 22nd - Sandy Selby

Sandy Selby joined United Church of the Valley in 2017 when she and her family relocated to Murrieta, CA from Louisville, KY. She began her ministry in 2002 at First Christian Church of Louisville, where she served as Youth Leader and Elder. She joined the staff of FCC in 2015 and served as the Associate Minister for Senior Adults and Guest/Member Connections. After completing the Pastoral Ministry Certificate Program at Lexington Theological Seminary in 2016, she was commissioned into ministry by the Kentucky Region of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Sandy loves sharing her faith with others and helping them find their own spiritual path. In addition to sharing in the duties of preaching and pastoral care, Sandy serves as moderator of the church council. She is a member of the Interfaith Council of Murrieta and Temecula Valley, where she enjoys building relationships with diverse faith communities. In her spare time, Sandy likes to hike and go to the beach with her husband, Paul, her mom, Mary, her son, Eric, and their rambunctious pug, Batman.

The 8 Points of Progressive Christianity

By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who…

1. Believe that following the path of the teacher Jesus can lead to healing and wholeness, a mystical connection to “God,” as well as an awareness and experience of not only the Sacred, but the Oneness and Unity of all life;

2. Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience “God,” the Sacredness, Oneness and Unity of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom, including Earth, in our spiritual journey;

3. Seek and create community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to:

Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics,
Believers and agnostics,
Those of all races, cultures, and nationalities
Those of all sexual orientations and all gender identities,
Those of all classes and abilities,
Those historically marginalized,
All creatures and plant life;

4. Know that the way we behave towards one another and Earth is the fullest expression of what we believe, therefore we vow to walk as Jesus might have walked in this world with radical compassion, inclusion, and bravery to confront and positively change the injustices we experience as well as those we see others experiencing;

5. Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning with an open mind and open heart, than in absolutes or dogma;

6. Work toward peace and justice among all people and all life on Earth;

7. Protect and restore the integrity of our Earth and all of Creation;

8. Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love on this journey toward a personally authentic and meaningful faith.

"The reason we love United Church of the Valley is because it Unites us as a family, it's a Church of love and happiness, it is Very spiritual and teaches us of Christianity and reminds us that 'God is still speaking.' And EVERYONE is welcome!"

The Martinez-Llamas Family

Welcome to United Church of the Valley.  Please, pull up a chair. Plop down for a while. There's good company here.  This is where we gather to ponder life's little moments; the things we often consider:  how we tend our gardens, both inside and out; how we live; how we love.

 

We spend moments each day considering that which matters most, often here on the homefront, but we also keep an eye on the wide world beyond.  We're intent on making each day a little more thoughtful, a little more prayerful, a little more sprinkled with everyday grace and kindness.
 
Pull up a chair.  You are welcome here.  We are inspired by the simple but friendly act of pulling out a chair and offering it to our friend, family member, or neighbor, a universal sign of hospitality.  We are friendly people. That's one of the first things visitors learn about us, and what will stick with them after they leave.  We love our church and want everyone else to, too!
 
In short, UCV isn't like most churches - we're proudly just a little bit different.  We are a congregation as unique as you.  Not only that, UCV'ers embrace what makes us each different.  So, what are you waiting for?
 
Pull up a chair. You are welcome here.
Sherian Spencer

Photographs and Memories

Contact Us

41685 Date St., ste 100
Murrieta, CA 92562
951-698-1520
admin@ucvchurch.org

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Sunday Service

10AM

27895 Diaz Rd  Temecula, 92590

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