Intelligent dialogue and a strong independent streak at times has caused the United Church of Christ (UCC) and its millions of members to be called a “heady and exasperating mix.” The UCC tends to be a mostly progressive denomination that unabashedly engages heart and mind; we are non-doctrinal and respectful of other faith traditions. We take the Bible seriously but not literally. Magnolia United Church of Christ is a member of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ.