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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


Alabama

  • Birmingham: Pilgrim Congregational Church [2]
  • Birmingham: Unitarian Universalist Church, Birmingham [3]
  • Montgomery: Immanuel Presbyterian Church [4]
  • Tuscaloosa: University Presbyterian Church [5]

Arkansas

  • Fayetteville: St Paul's Episcopal Church

Florida

  • Altamonte Springs: St. Mark's Presbyterian Church
  • Boynton Beach: Church of Our Savior, Metropolitan Community Church
  • Bradenton: Unity Church of Progressive Christianity
  • Clearwater: Faith United Church of Christ [6]
  • Coconut Grove: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
  • Dunedin: Faith Presbyterian Church (possibly inactive?)
  • Fort Lauderdale: Second Presbyterian Church
  • Fort Lauderdale: Sunshine Cathedral
  • Gainesville: Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Jacksonville: Jacksonville United Church of Christ [7]
  • Key West: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Miami Beach: Miami Beach Community Church
  • Miami Beach: St. John's United Methodist Church
  • Miami: Riviera Presbyterian Church
  • Miami Springs: All Angels Episcopal Church
  • Orlando: Francis/Clare Community [8]
  • Pensacola: Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola - (805) 475-9077
  • Pinellas Park: Good Samaritan United Church of Christ [9]
  • Sarasota: First Congregational Church of Christ - (944) 953-7044
  • Sarasota: First United Methodist Church
  • Sarasota: Unity Church of Sarasota - (944) 955-0555
  • St. Petersburg: Lakeview Presbyterian Church
  • Tampa: Christ the Servant Apostolic Catholic Church [http://www.apostoliccatholicchurch.com/tampa.htm

Georgia

  • Atlanta: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Atlanta: Morningside Presbyterian Church
  • Atlanta: Rock Spring Presbyterian Church
  • Atlanta: St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Atlanta: St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • Atlanta: Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Atlanta: Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Decatur: Circle of Grace Community Church [10]
  • Doraville: Church of the New Covenant

Kentucky

  • Henderson: Zion United Church of Christ
  • Lexington: Spiritual Growth Network of Kentucky [11]
  • Lexington: Unitarian Universalist Church - (859) 223-1448
  • Louisville: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Louisville: Covenant Community Church [12]
  • Louisville: Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Prospect: Grace Glory Lutheran Church
  • Union: High Point United Church of Christ


Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge: University Presbyterian
  • New Orleans: Metropolitan Community Church of Greater
  • New Orleans: St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • New Orleans: St. Mark's United Methodist Church
  • New Orleans: St. Paul's United Church of Christ



Missouri

  • Independence: Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Kansas City: Abiding Peace Lutheran Church
  • Kansas City: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church - (816) 531-2131
  • Kansas City: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Kansas City: Country Club Congregational UCC - (816) 523-4813
  • Kansas City: Epworth Roanoke United Methodist Church
  • Kansas City: Fountain of Hope Lutheran Fellowship
  • Kansas City: Kairos United Methodist Church
  • Kansas City: Northeast Presbyterian Church
  • Kansas City: St. James Lutheran Church
  • Kansas City: St Paul's Episcopal Church - (816) 931-2850
  • Kansas City: Spirit of Life Worshipping Community
  • Kansas City: Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Kansas City: Westport Presbyterian Church
  • Kansas City: Unity Village [13]
  • Springfield: National Avenue Christian Church - (417) 869-9176
  • St. Joseph: Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • St. Louis: Bethel Lutheran Church
  • St. Louis: Centenary United Methodist Church
  • St. Louis: First Presbyterian Church
  • St. Louis: Gibson Heights United Church
  • St. Louis: Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
  • St. Louis: Second Presbyterian Church
  • St. Louis: Trinity Episcopal Church
  • St. Louois: Tyler Place Presbyterian Church
  • University City: Trinity Presbyterian Church


North Carolina

  • Asheville: The Unity Cafe [14]
  • Asheville: Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Raleigh: North Raleigh United Church [15]
  • Swannanoa: Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church
  • Wilmington: Unity Christ Church of Wilmington [16]


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

  • Calvary United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina
  • Catawba Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Concord, North Carolina
  • First Presbyterian Church, Durham, North Carolina
  • Fletcher Presbyterian Church, Newland, North Carolina
  • Fletcher Presbyterian Church, Banner Elk, North Carolina
  • Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Olin T. Binkley Memorial Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • St. Mary's Hope Episcopal/Anglican Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Unity Christ Church of Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

Oklahoma

  • Norman: St. Luke United Methodist Church
  • Norman: St Stephen's UMC [17]
  • Oklahoma City: Epworth United Methodist Church
  • Tulsa: All Souls Unitarian Church [18]
  • Tulsa: College Hill Presbyterian Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Tulsa: Community of Hope, UCC - (918) 747-6300
  • Tulsa: Fellowship Congregational Church [19]
  • Stillwater: First Presbyterian Church

South Carolina

  • Anderson: North Anderson Community Church

Tennessee

  • Elizabethton: First Presbyterian Church [20]
  • Memphis: Grace St. Luke's Church
  • Nashville: Edgehill United Methodist Church
  • Nashville: Hobson United Methodist Church

Texas

  • Austin: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist [21]
  • Austin: St Andrew's Presbyterian [22]
  • Carrollton: Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church [23]
  • Fort Worth: First United Methodist Church
  • Houston: St Stephen's Episcopal Church [24]
  • Huntsville: The Universal Ethician Church [25]
  • San Antonio: Spirit of Peace Church [26]
  • Tyler: Order of Christian Workers (St Dismas Community) [27]


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

  • Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Texas
  • Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
  • Braeburn Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas
  • Cathedral of Hope, Dallas, Texas
  • Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
  • Community of the Servant Savior, Houston, Texas
  • Corinth Presbyterian Church, Parker, Texas
  • Covenant Baptist Church, Houston, Texas
  • Faith Covenant, Houston, Texas
  • Faith Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
  • First Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
  • First Presbyterian Church, Coahoma, Texas
  • First Presbyterian Church, Sealy, Texas
  • Fort Worth Church Project, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas
  • Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church, Sherman, Texas
  • Harvest Metropolitan Community Church, Denton, Texas
  • Hemphill Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Madison Square Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Texas
  • Northaven United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas
  • Ridglea Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian, Austin, Texas
  • St. John's United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas
  • St. Philip's Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas
  • St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • St. Stephen United Methodist Church, Mesquite, Texas
  • Spirit of Peace Church, San Antonio, Texas
  • The Upper Room Community, Houston, Texas
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Denton, Texas
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas

Virginia

  • Alexandria: Fairlington Presbyterian Church
  • Alexandria: Old Presbyterian Meeting House
  • Alexandria: Peace Lutheran Church, Alexandria
  • Annandale: Little River United Church of Christ [28]
  • Arlington: Arlington Presbyterian Church
  • Arlington: Clarendon Presbyterian Church
  • Arlington: First Presbyterian Church
  • Blacksburg: Blacksburg Presbyterian Church
  • Charlottesville: Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Falls Church: Falls Church Presbyterian
  • Fairfax: Fairfax Presbyterian Church
  • Harrisonburg: Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Reston: St. Anne's Episcopal Church
  • Reston: Unitarian Universalist Church [29]

West Virginia

  • Charleston: Asbury United Methodist Church
  • Morgantown: First Presbyterian Church