825 Middlefield dr. Petaluma CA 94952      707-7632454


United Church of Christ Petaluma

We are a group of dedicated individuals passionate about serving the Lord.

Welcome to UCC Petaluma! We are a progressive church on the west side of Petaluma, a community filled with hope and joy as we love, serve and grow together. We’re here every Sunday morning at 9:30 am to worship, learn and grow in relationship. There’s great childcare and church school for the kids, thought provoking preaching and worship for the adults and warm community for all ages.


We are united through Christ

We believe in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love. God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus. It’s how Jesus saves us, heals us, sets us free, and increases our capacity for love. We believe that we need each other. Whether single, married/partnered, divorced or widowed, it’s a lot easier to follow God with friends than it is by ourselves.


We are here for you

Authentic Relationship

We build connection as a community through authentic relationship:  We describe ourselves as caring and warm, we treasure our children and youth, we are invitational and foster a sense of belonging.

Each person is on a spritiual journey

We practice an engaged spiritual life in our worship and life together:  Our worship life is authentic and responsive to the life of the community. 

We are open-minded and curious seekers:  We value questions and seek to learn together.

We practice radical hospitality:

 We value openness to new ideas and the people who bring them and are a community of people at very different places on the faith journey.

We believe in the power of Service

We value active service:  Our faith is always linked to practices of service and justice.


Come as you are

We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 


Get to know the UCC Petaluma Church staff

Joseph Shore-Goss

Pastor Joe Joined us in February 2017.  He is serving as our Interim Pastor as we prepare to call our new settled Pastor. Reverend Joe is Married to Rev. Dr. Robert Shore-Goss.  They share their home with the their dog Frisky.

Kathleen Tobin

Office Administrator

I feel very fortunate to be the Office administrativer at UCC Petaluma. I really appreciate the warm welcome of this church, and look forward to helping you with any administrative needs that might arise.


Al Martin

Music Director


Lynn Berard

Moderator of Church Council