Those groups that did not merge with the Stone, O’Kelly, and Campbell groups, merged with the Congregational Church, Evangelical, and Reformed church and then eventually emerged as the denomination known as the United Church of Christ (UCC) in 1957. The UCC recounts their history as follows:
The United Church of Christ came into being in 1957 with the union of two Protestant denominations: the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches. Each of these was, in turn, the result of a union of two earlier traditions.
The Congregational Churches were organized when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation (1620) and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1629) acknowledged their essential unity in the Cambridge Platform of 1648.
The Reformed Church in the United States traced its beginnings to congregations of German settlers in Pennsylvania founded from 1725 on. Later, its ranks were swelled by Reformed immigrants from Switzerland, Hungary and other countries.
The Christian Churches sprang up in the late 1700s and early 1800s in reaction to the theological and organizational rigidity of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist churches of the time.
The Evangelical Synod of North America traced its beginnings to an association of German Evangelical pastors in Missouri. This association, founded in 1841, reflected the 1817 union of Lutheran and Reformed churches in Germany.
The UCC is considered by many to be the most liberal of all Christian denominations today. The most famous of UCC current events is the Reverand Jeremiah Wright of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Southside Chicago. He repeatedly preached tirades against the evils of all white people, and the evils of the United States in particular. Wright considered the attacks of 9/11 to be some sort of righteous punishment on an evil nation, “The chickens have come home to roost” is a direct quote from a sermon given only 5 days after the horrific loss of life. His fanatical racist preaching of this UCC minister would have gone largely unnoticed were he not the pastor for 20 years to a man named Barrack Hussein Obama who would eventually be elected the 44th President of the United States. Barrack Obama distanced himself from the preacher and left the Chicago church only after the racist doctrine of his church was exposed by the mainstream media – Wright and Obama Controversy.