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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at

 Embrace United Church of Christ


Our Mission: To embrace and encourage all people on their own spiritual journey and to follow Jesus' example of extravagant grace and relentless compassion.

Our Vision:  To be a vibrant community of faith that celebrates the uniqueness of God's creation and provides opportunities for all people to grow in wholeness through God's grace. 

Sunday Worship: We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am.  We share space with St. Paul Presbyterian Church at 4517 Rufe Snow Dr., North Richland Hills, TX 76180.   

Our services are live-streamed on Facebook. The live stream is also recorded and can be watched later in the week.


June 1, 2024:  Arlington Pride 2024


June 8, 6-11 pm​​​​​​​


Join us for a night of fun ​​​​at Arlington Pride 2024! 

Look for Embrace UCC at Booth #43!

You must register (it's free) to enter the event 
Doors open at 5 pm, Programming begins at 6 pm

Levitt Pavilion ​​​​​​​(100 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX) 

May 1, 2024:  Summer Sermon Series

Rev. Ken Ehrke retired after 10 years as pastor of Embrace UCC on April 28, 2024. While the congregation seeks a new pastor, Embrace is excited to host a diverse array of clergy in the pulpit this summer.

May 2024


  • May 5:  Rev. Lisetta Thomas (Embrace UCC)




  • May 26: Rev. Dennis Ureche (Embrace UCC)



June 2024


  • June 2: Rev. Dr. Kyle Walker (Grace Presbytery, Presbyterian Church USA)

    • Stated Clerk, Grace Presbytery


  • June 9: Rev. Lisetta Thomas (Embrace UCC)



  • June 23: Rev. Lisetta Thomas (Embrace UCC)


  • June 30: Rev. Dennis Ureche (Embrace UCC)



July 2024


  • July 7: Rev. Krista Rasco (Presbyterian Church USA)



  • June 23: Rev. Lisetta Thomas (Embrace UCC)


  • June 30: Rev. Dennis Ureche (Embrace UCC)

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April 8, 2024:  Rev. Ken Ehrke is retiring!

Pastor Ken is retiring after 37 years in ministry!  He has served as the pastor of Embrace UCC since 2014, leading the congregation from a church plant (Cathedral of Hope Midcities) to an independent UCC congregation. 

Please join us for a retirement celebration on Sunday, April 28, 2024.  We will have a special joint service with St. Paul Presbyterian Church at 11 am followed by a retirement party starting at 12:15 pm.

Ongoing Events at Embrace UCC and in the Community

Senior LGBT Social Lunch Group  Third Thursday 11:30am at  Al Wadi Cafe.  2712 Brown Trail, Bedford, TX 76021 

Beer and Theology Discussion  2nd Wednesday 6-8pm at a local restaurant -- email us for this month's location

Sacred Reading - First Tuesday of the month 7-8:30 pm on zoom.
Newcomers Welcome


No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here! If you're considering visiting us, click below to learn more about us and what you can expect on Sunday mornings at Embrace United Church of Christ!


"Church Matters" Blog


Pastor Ken Ehrke writes about the life of the church, shares his thoughts about current events, and talks about how Embace United Church of Christ is working to embrace hope, community and faith.

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