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This page is part of the listing of Progressive Communities

This list began by combining an existing list of progressive communities which had some connection with the Foundation, with the 37 progressive churches (shown in bold red below) featured in Hal Taussig, A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Spirituality at the Grassroots (Polebridge Press, 2006). [1] It has grown with the addition of other names, and we aim to include all 1000 or so progressive Christian communities listed in the appendix of Taussig's book. Please feel free to add contact details or web addresses to these names, as well as to add the names and contact details of additional progressive communities.

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Due to the large number of congregations, the USA listing has been further divided as follows:

  • North East - Maine - New Hampshire - Vermont - New York - Massachussets - Rhode Island - Connecticut - New Jersey - Philadelphia - Delaware - Maryland - District of Columbia
  • South - West Virginia - Virginia - North Carolina - South Carolina - Kentucky - Tennessee - Georgia - Alabama - Florida - Missouri - Lousiana - Arkansas - Texas - Oklahoma
  • Midwest - Ohio - Michigan - Indiana - Illinois - Minnesota - Wisconsin - North Dakota - South Dakota - Nebraska - Kansas
  • West - Montana - Wyoming - Idaho - Washington - Oregon - Colorado - Nevada - Utah - New Mexico - Arizona - California - Alaska - Hawaii


Illinois

  • Champaign: Community United Church of Christ [2]
  • Danville: Unitarian Universalist Community Church [3]
  • Downers Grove: First United Methodist Church - (630) 968-7120
  • Jacksonville: Congregational UCC [4]
  • Normal: New Covenant Community [5]
  • Oak Park: Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation [6]
  • Winnetka: Winnetka Congregational Church - (847) 441-3400

The following entries from Taussig have not been sorted by location and combined with the preceeding list.

  • Augustana Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Berry Memorial United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Broadway United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Community United Church of Christ, Champaign, Illinois
  • Epworth United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, Oak Park, Illinois
  • Evanshire Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois
  • First Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Illinois
  • First Presbyterian Church, Woodstock, Illinois
  • First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Illinois
  • First United Methodist Church Chicago Temple, Chicago, Illinois
  • First United Presbyterian, Oak Park, Illinois
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Evanston, Illinois
  • Grace United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Hazel Crest Community United Methodist Church, Hazel Crest, Illinois
  • Hemenway United Methodist Church, Evanston, Illinois
  • Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Irving Park United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Lake View Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Lake View Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Champaign, Illinois
  • New Covenant Community, Normal, Illinois
  • New Hope United Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Northminster Church, Evanston, Illinois
  • Park View Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, Aurora, Illinois
  • St. James United Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • St. Luke Presbyterian Church, Downer's Grove, Illinois
  • St. Luke's Church, Evanston, Illinois
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Illinois
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Warrenville, Illinois
  • United Church of Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois
  • United in Faith Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • University United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Naperville, Illinois
  • Western Springs Presbyterian Church, Western Springs, Illinois
  • Winfield United Methodist Church, Winfleld, Illinois
  • Winnetka Presbyterian Church, Winnetka, Illinois


Indiana

  • Avon United Methodist Church, Avon, Indiana [7]
  • Bloomington: First Presbyterian Church [8]
  • Bloomington: St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Indiana
  • Columbus: First Presbyterian Church, Indiana
  • Dayton: Memorial Presbyterian Church, Indiana
  • Ft. Wayne: First Presbyterian Church, Indiana
  • Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, Greencastle, Indiana
  • Highland: First Presbyterian Church, Indiana
  • Indianapolis: North United Methodist Church - (317) 924-2612
  • Lafayette: Shalom UCC - (765) 743-1918
  • Lafayette: Bethany Presbyterian Church, Indiana
  • Rockville: United Memorial Presbyterian Church, Indiana
  • South Bend: Central United Methodist Church, Indiana
  • West Lafayette: Tippicanoe Fellowship of Progressive Christians, Indiana
  • Valparaiso: First Presbyterian Church, Indiana
  • Valparaiso: Trinity Lutheran Church, Indiana

Iowa

  • Ames: Collegiate Presbyterian Church
  • Ames: University Lutheran Congregation
  • Ames: Northminster Presbyterian Church
  • Cedar Rapids: Faith United Methodist Church
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Cedar Rapids
  • Des Moines: Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Des Moines: Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Indianola: Crossroads United Church of Christ - (515) 961-9370
  • Sioux City: First Presbyterian Church
  • West Des Moines: Covenant Presbyterian Church



Kansas

  • Cottonwood Falls: First Presbyterian Church
  • Lakin: First Presbyterian Church
  • Lawrence: First Presbyterian Church
  • Louisville: Calvary Lutheran Church
  • Mission Hills: First Lutheran Church of Greater Kansas City
  • Oskaloosa: First Presbyterian Church
  • Overland Park: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Pittsburgh: First United Methodist Church [9]
  • Prairie Village: Village Presbyterian Church
  • Topeka: Central Congregational Church [10]
  • Topeka: Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Wichita: College Hill UMC [11]
  • Wichita: First Presbyterian Church

Michigan

  • Allen Park: Allen Park Presbyterian
  • Ann Arbor: Canterbury House, University of Michigan [12]
  • Ann Arbor: First Presbyterian Church - (313) 662-4466
  • Ann Arbor: Lord of Light Lutheran Church
  • Ann Arbor: Northside Presbyterian Church
  • Berkley: Greenfleld Presbyterian Church
  • Beulah: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
  • Detroit: Central United Methodist Church
  • Detroit: Redford Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Detroit: Hope Presbyterian Church
  • Detroit: Southwest United Presbyterian Church
  • Detroit: Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Ferndale: Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Grand Haven: Extended Grace Faith Community [13]
  • Kalamazoo: Christian Church [14]
  • Kalamazoo: North Presbyterian Church
  • Kalamazoo: Sunnyside UMC [15]
  • Lansing: First Presbyterian Church
  • Lansing: North Presbyterian Church
  • Okemos: Presbyterian Church of Okemos
  • Grosse Pointe Farms: Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
  • Palmyra: Community United Presbyterian Church
  • Port Huron: St. Martin Lutheran Church
  • Portage: Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
  • Royal Oak: Point of Vision Presbyterian Church
  • Spring Lake: Christ Community Church [16]
  • West Bloomfield: Church of Our Savior
  • Williamston: Williamston United Methodist Church

Minnesota

  • Bloomington: Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
  • Burnsville: Church of the Apostles
  • Burnsville: Open Circle Church
  • Duluth: First United Methodist Church
  • Duluth: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
  • Edina: Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
  • Edina: Edina Community Lutheran Church
  • Golden Valley: Valley Community Presbyterian Church
  • Lake Park: Houglum Lutheran Church
  • Minneapolis: Bethany Lutheran Church
  • Minneapolis: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
  • Minneapolis: Calvary Lutheran Church
  • Minneapolis: Community of St. Martin
  • Minneapolis: Grace University Lutheran Church
  • Minneapolis: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church [17]
  • Minneapolis: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
  • Minneapolis: Prospect Park United Methodist Church
  • Minneapolis: St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral - (612) 870-7802
  • Minneapolis: St. Olaf Lutheran Church
  • Minneapolis: University Lutheran Church of Hope
  • Minneapolis: Walker Community United Methodist Church
  • Minneapolis: Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Minneapolis: Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • New Brighton: United Church of Christ in New Brighton
  • Onamia: Onamia United Methodist Church
  • Shoreview: Peace United Methodist Church
  • Spring Lake: Christ Community Church [18]
  • St. Cloud: University Lutheran Church of the Epiphany
  • St. Paul: Central Presbyterian Church
  • St. Paul: Cherokee Park United Church
  • St. Paul: Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • St. Paul: First Presbyterian Church
  • St. Paul: Hamline United Methodist Church
  • St. Paul: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
  • St. Paul: Macalester Plymouth United Church
  • St. Paul: North Presbyterian Church
  • St. Paul: Pilgrim Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul: St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul: St. Paul Reformation Lutheran Church
  • Wayzata: St. Luke Presbyterian Church
  • White Bear Lake: First Presbyterian Church

Nebraska

  • Columbus: Columbus Federated Church
  • Lincoln: Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Omaha: Augustana Lutheran Church
  • Omaha: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Omaha: First United Methodist Church
  • Omaha: Heartland United Methodist Church
  • Omaha: Lowe Avenue Church
  • Omaha: Mosher Pilgrim Presbyterian Church
  • Omaha: Presbyterian Church of the Master
  • Omaha: St Luke's UMC [19]



North Dakota

  • Fargo: St. Mark's Lutheran Church


Ohio

  • Cincinnati: First Unitarian Church
  • Dayton: Christ Episcopal Church [20]
  • Strongsville: SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church [21]
  • Toledo: First Unitarian Church of Toledo - (419) 241-7189


The following entries from Taussig have not been sorted by location and combined with the preceeding list.

  • A New Life Metropolitan Congregation Church, Toledo, Ohio
  • Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, Avon Lake, Ohio
  • Bosworth Road Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio
  • Central United Methodist Church, Toledo, Ohio
  • Church of the Covenant, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Church of the Redeemer, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Clifton United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Coshocton Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, Ohio
  • Cove United Methodist Church, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Crosscreek Community Church United Church of Christ, Centerville, Ohio
  • Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • First Community Church, Columbus, Ohio
  • First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Ohio
  • First Presbyterian Church, Warren, Ohio
  • First Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Heights United Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Hope Lutheran Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • King Avenue United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio
  • Kingsville Presbyterian Church, Kingsville, Ohio
  • Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Noble Road Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Northminster Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Ohio
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Toledo, Ohio
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio
  • Simpson United Methodist Church, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Beachwood, Ohio
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wooster, Ohio

South Dakota

  • West Lemmon: Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church


Wisconsin

  • Allenton: Jesus our Shepherd Parish [22]
  • Madison: First Unitarian Society [23]
  • Madison: Covenant Presbyterian Church - (608) 233-6297
  • Milwaukee: Perseverance Presbyterian Church - (414) 463-4160

The following entries from Taussig have not been sorted by location and combined with the preceeding list.

  • Bethany United Methodist Church, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dale Heights Presbyterian Church, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Delavan United Methodist Church, Delavan, Wisconsin
  • First Presbyterian Church, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • First Presbyterian Church, Racine, Wisconsin
  • First Presbyterian Church, Wausau, Wisconsin
  • First Presbyterian Church, Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Heritage Presbyterian Church, Muskego, Wisconsin
  • Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • John XXIII Community, Miquon, Wisconsin
  • Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Memorial Presbyterian Church, Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Oakland Cambridge Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Parkside Presbyterian Church, Madison, Wisconsin
  • St. Francis House, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Second Presbyterian Church, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Shalom Presbyterian Church, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
  • University Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • University United Methodist Church, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Sheboygan, Wisconsin