Church and the Arts

Church and the Arts

Church and the Arts promotes artistic awareness, education and appreciation.

Throughout the calendar year, we sponsor and administer many cultural activities, promote an in-house art exhibition, and conduct docent tours of the church building and offer organ demonstrations.

We welcome everyone to enjoy our permanent art exhibition at UCC, featuring images and interpretations of Christ from all eras in the history of Christianity and from various cultures. The Gallery is found on the second floor of the church, on the north side of the Sanctuary. Please feel free to take a printed exhibition catalog, “Images of Jesus the Christ in Art,” located throughout the Gallery to give you more information to fully appreciate the art.

Docent tours, just reorganized by CATA, which include assistance in the Gallery and tours on the symbolism in the stained glass and Chancel Cross, are available for children and adults and Sunday School classes by contacting the church office. A full color booklet on our stained glass symbolism and other material of interest on art at UCC is also available. Understanding the rich symbolism in our Sanctuary, and other art elsewhere on our property assists in the enhancement of worship, Bible study, and appreciation for our history as Christians.

Author! Author!

A UCC Writers’ Festival
March 3, 2024 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tables in the main lobby

Readings at the podium in Walker Hall noon-1 pm

This event will feature all forms of literature, including:

· Published or unpublished books- fiction or nonfiction

· Music compositions

· Magazine or newspaper articles

· Plays or performance compositions

Entry forms will be accepted at the front desk & online through Sunday, February 25, 2024.

Cross Pendant Necklace Now Available

In recognition of the 32nd Anniversary of the Chancel Cross of University Christian Church, a replica of the cross is now available as a pendant necklace from Collections Fine Jewelry. Each cross pendant will include a brief description of the symbolism of the cross, which was created by artist, Judith Oelfke Smith.

Orders for UCC’s Cross Pendant Necklace should be processed directly with Collections Fine Jewelry:

By phone with credit card: 817-232-9251

Or, at the store: 708 South Saginaw Blvd., Saginaw, TX 76179

Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

(20” 1.5 mm sterling silver chain included)


When ordering, please specify: “University Christian Church Cross Pendant”

Click below to watch The Making of and History of the UCC Chancel Cross!

Meet the Church and the Arts Staff