Dedicated in 1951, Birmingham United Church Of Christ is a magnificent Gothic-style structure notable for the large rooster symbol on the side of the building resulting in the neighborhood nickname "The Rooster Church".
Birmingham's mission is to provide a place where all people can worship God, and through the scriptures will come to know His Son, Jesus Christ, and strive to build a strong Christian Community here and in the world.
The United Church Of Christ (UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination that places high emphasis on participation in worldwide interfaith and ecumenical efforts and are often progressive in their beliefs.
The Birmingham congregation originates with a group of German immigrants settling in the town of Birmingham (now part of the city's South Side) in the early 1800s. As more and more Germans arrived, they began to realize the practicality of having their own church in their own area, one which would answer their spiritual needs and also house a German school. On January 5, 1846, a group of men representing the congregation met for the first time and chose the name German United Evangelical Congregation.
The first worship services of the Birmingham Church were held at a Presbyterian church located on Fourteenth Street. Three years later, the congregation decided to purchase a site for a new church building which would be larger and better equipped to serve their needs. On August 9, 1866 the cornerstone was laid, and in the year 1867 they dedicated the new building and purchased a parsonage at the corner of Seventeenth and Jane Streets. That building was succeeding by the current church in 1951.
The office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The church has its own parking lot and on-street parking is available.