Our History

When German settlers came to this area, they brought the German Reformed Church with them, including baptism records dating back as far as 1740. A small congregation began here in Old Zionsville, and around 1752, the members built a log cabin in which to worship. A small cemetery that was near the log cabin is still in existence. In 1789, as the area grew, the congregation decided to build a one-story fieldstone church and an adjoining cemetery. On the exact spot of the present church, a brick church was built in 1858. Finally, in 1909, our beautiful stone church, with all its magnificent stained glass, was erected. You can learn more about our history in our Historical Room at the back of the sanctuary.

In 1957, the Old Zionsville Evangelical and Reformed Church joined a new denomination called the United Church of Christ, with the intent to bring all Christian denominations closer together. This new denomination lifted up the phrase from Jesus, “That they may all be one” (John 17:21).

We proudly celebrated our 275th anniversary as a congregation in 2015 with year-long festivities including special events at Sunday services, displays of our historical documents and other memorabilia, dinners, and other fellowship opportunities. We look forward to our next 275 years!

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of our church is to be a congregation devoted to our community where we experience and share the loving presence of God by teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ, by celebrating God’s Word in the Bible, and through loving service to all people.