If you understand that faith is a matter of mind as well as heart, and that taking the Bible seriously means it cannot always be taken literally ...

If you know that God’s love embraces all persons equally, No matter their gender, race, or sexual identity ...

If, for you, diversity, tolerance, and inclusivity are strengths to be taught ...

If you believe that Christ calls us to be nothing less than global citizens, that the social expression of love is justice, and that spiritual concerns are inseparable from commitment to the natural world ...

If you’ve wished for a more open and embracing community of faith to nurture your spirit and raise your children, and haven’t yet found a like-minded place of belonging,


... we warmly invite you to visit us at

Hillcrest Congregational UCC

Hillcrest Congregational Church

is please to announce they are now officially an

Open and Affirming Congregation


The United Church of Christ

Please see the covenant on the Open and Affirming page linked above.

Our Weekly Sunday Worship Celebration begins at 10:00AM.

Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month.
Fellowship and coffee after services.
Come as you are.


Open & Affirming Statement

We, Hillcrest Congregational, a United Church of Christ, believe that all people are created in God’s image and thus are blessed and loved equally by God, and love is a unifying and strengthening force within our Christian faith. We declare ourselves an Open and Affirming (ONA) Christian community, actively expressing Jesus’ inclusive embrace of all peoples.

We welcome into full membership and participation in the Body of Christ persons of every race, ethnic background, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, socio-economic background, marital status, and faith background. All are welcome to participate fully in the life, leadership, ministry, and mission of this church as we seek to grow together in a safe and nurturing community of faith. We strive to demonstrate in all ways that “no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” (John 13:34)

Rental Space

Rental Space Available

Hillcrest Congregational Church is pleased to offer rooms in our facilities for rent to interested groups.

All spaces are:

$25.00 for up to 4 hours
$45.00 for 4 hours or more

To rent our facilities, please contact the office at (970) 249-9047.

Our Spaces are as follows:

Van Hagen Hall - Main Floor (1368 sq. ft.)
Van Hagen Hall - 2nd Floor (1368 sq. ft.)
Small Meeting Room - 2nd Floor (100 sq. ft.)

Sanctuary Rentals are available at Church's discretion.
(2,006 sq. ft.)

About Us

Are you looking for a church whose people...

... say "yes" to God;
... join with God and one another through worship, work and witness;
... seek to learn God's will and way for us today;
... demonstrate God's love throughout all of creation; and
... welcome people of every age, tongue, race and religious background?

We invite you to Hillcrest Church - a caring community of faith.

We celebrate diversity

Your path of spiritual expression will be honored at Hillcrest. Join with us to grow in Christian understanding and strength so that together we can live out Hillcrest's mission: We strive to love and celebrate God and one another as one family in Christ and to do God's will in the world.

We welcome freedom

Bring your curiosity and questions to Hillcrest and engage in a faith dialogue to develop your principles and expression of faith. Hillcrest United Church of Christ is fresh and vital. Biblically-based sermons which address the issues of the day will guide you in living out love, compassion and justice.

We empower wisdom

There is a place for each member of your family in our Christian education program. Our classes are geared to help and challenge you to grow in your ability to express a living faith. We believe in an open faith dialogue and respect differences of opinion.

We act through service

At Hillcrest Church, worship, fellowship and learning equip you to be the faith on earth. We are active in the world expressing faith through service. Our church facilities provide space for groups of varying interests.
We are a church with a heritage and a future.

Come to a church which reaches out to all. The United Church of Christ is a covenantal church uniting several denominations. We have founded such schools as Harvard, Yale and Colorado College and were the first church in America to ordain women. We work and serve throughout the world to ensure human rights, to expand health, education, and faith opportunities worldwide, and to bring about a just peace for all life on earth.

Contact Us

Our church is located at:

611 S. Hillcrest Drive
Montrose, CO 81401

As shown on the map, it is easy access from Main St. (US50)Our Location

If you would like to speak to someone in our office, please call:
(970) 249-9047

We can also be reached via email at:office @ montroseucc.org