I am a convert from non-practicing UCC to Catholicism. Most of my family are baptized in the United Church, but are mostly secular. My mother however goes to the Sunday service at a local Anglican church, although she professes that her loyalties still lie with the UCC.
I have been wondering what the consensus is on the Christianity of the UCC, considering they seem to be anti-dogmatic and reminiscent of Unitarian Universalist practices. Although they have roots in Protestant theology, everything I have encountered since my family stopped regularly going to UCC services indicates that they have mostly abandoned the idea that salvation comes from Christ. There have been a number of news headlines over the past few years about atheist ministers in the church, and also about the waning influence the UCC has in Canada (I’d say it’s because their anti-dogmatic position doesn’t provide young people with answers to the questions we have).