Our doors are open 
(and affirming)

Zion United Church of Christ opens its doors to all, and offers an affirming home for LGBTQ people amid a welcoming community where God is still speaking, and where we seek, discover and renew our faith together.

Please join us Sundays at 10 a.m.

You are welcome here!



Welcoming, defined ...

Adopted June 9, 2011; added to church constitution Jan. 30, 2013

Zion UCC welcomes all who welcome everyone else. These include persons of every gender; sexual orientation; gender identity and expression; mental and physical ability; age; ethnicity; nationality; economic and social status; faith background; political affiliation; marital standing and family structure. We invite them to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our congregation as we seek to grow together in faith and love.

A Declaration of Open and Affirming

Adopted June 9, 2011

Zion United Church of Christ opens its doors in welcome to those in our community who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, and affirms their right as Christians to share in the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.

By this statement, Zion UCC accepts and takes for its own the General Synod's declaration that our LGBT sons, daughters, friends and neighbors are welcome in the full life and ministry of the church.

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Learn about Zion's journey to becoming an Open and Affirming church, and get resources for LGBTQ Christians here.

Welcome to Zion

Our latest monthly newsletter can be found here.


Join us at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. Consult our newsletter for the Sunday school schedule for adults and youth.

Contact us

You can reach our church office by calling (319) 752-2305 or emailing office@zionuccburlington.org. The office is open weekdays.

Our history

In 2014, Zion UCC had a year-long celebration of its founding in 1864. For a glimpse at 150 years of history, click here.

Our pastor


The Rev. Brice Hughes

Kidz & Youth ... & Grownups, too

Zion's educational programs include engaging Children's Church each Sunday morning, and monthly NOIZ Nites, which feature fun and games with a purpose, regular weekly Bible study programs and adult Sunday school. To learn about upcoming programs, click here to access the latest newsletter.

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