Traditional worship. progressive theology. family values.

We are an unapologetically progressive Christian congregation serving the Wichita, Kansas area. We engage in traditional worship (with some modern twists) and emphasize the importance of family in the experience of worship and the relationships we construct together in the life of our congregations.

We invite you to join us as we craft something new in service to the city, living out this promise: "Everyone Welcome. Seriously, Everyone."

Where We're located

who we are & how we got here

The Wichita United Church of Christ was born of the marriage of the Fairmount United Church of Christ (Congregational) and Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on September 1, 2019. We came together to carry forward the best of our respective traditions (see below) and create something new to serve the generations who will follow us in creating a vibrant, progressive Christian voice that will connect to a variety of people and communities in worship, discipleship, and mission.

Through this union of two historically neighborhood churches, we strive to be a church for the city of Wichita. A place where everyone is welcome with no exceptions, where all are acknowledged as beloved children of God, created beautifully, uniquely, and wonderfully in the Divine image just as they are.

Join us this Sunday and experience the reality of a church where you are known and loved for who you are. At Wichita UCC, "everyone welcome, seriously, everyone."

The history of fairmount church

We are proud to have been an anchor of the Fairmount neighborhood, just south of Wichita State University, since 1892. As the university has grown and changed, so too did we and the neighborhood that surrounded us. Many distinguished professors and alumnae of WSU have been part of our church family over the years, as the neighborhood was reflective of that community. As we endeavor to connect in new and meaningful ways sharing life together with Pilgrim Church at our new location, we are changing the way we live in the world.

the history of pilgrim church

At our founding in 1951, Pilgrim came into being just as Wichita was expanding eastward along Harry Street. The neighborhood that built up around us filled quickly with young families moving to the suburban edges of the city. We began meeting in a farmhouse on our current property, now known as the "Parish House," until we outgrew the space and built our current sanctuary building. As our membership moved beyond the neighborhood, we have continued to seek ways to be in ministry with those who surround our immediate property as well as expand our sights to be a church for the city.