About Us

Sanctuary full of people holding large paper hearts

Welcome!

We invite you to be a part of our community of faith, to be blessed by God’s grace in our midst. We invite you to Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ (a.k.a. Gables UCC) to grow spiritually, and to find welcome at God’s table. Our vision is to be an inclusive, vibrant, alive, witnessing community of faith.

We are the people of South Florida, a diverse, culturally rich, and intriguing community. We are young and old, economically fortunate and economically struggling, Hispanic and African-American, gay and straight, native Miamians and transplants from around the globe. A common misconception is that churchgoers are stuffy, standoffish, and don’t like newcomers. Nothing is farther from the truth here. We want you to experience our friendship and closeness firsthand. We want you to feel comfortable and to enjoy worship with us.

Visiting a church for the first time can be a frightening experience. We know it can be scary walking through those big wooden doors. We assure you, though, that the hard part is making up your mind to visit. Once you are here you will find a haven of hospitality, beauty, and inspiring worship.

Please join us. We are expecting you!

Who We Are

Who We Are

We are part of the denomination of the United Church of Christ.

What We Believe

What We Believe

We believe that God is still speaking.

Meet Our Pastors

Pastor Megan Smith

Associate Pastor

Pastor Aaron Lauer

Associate Pastor for Emerging Generations

Our Staff

Kris Coney

Sound Technician

Allen Feldman

Pew Organizer

Drew Sandbulte

Events Coordinator

Lisa LeSueur

Minister for Congregational and Staff Care

Our History

Our History

The church was founded in 1923 by George Merrick and is the oldest established building and organization in Coral Gables.

Testimonies

I was raised in a family of Protestant Churchgoers, however as time went on the Church and Its teachings seemed to bear little relevance to the real world. This resulted in my not attending church for several years. I am so very grateful to have reconnected with a spiritual home at Gables UCC which has taught me that my Christian faith is still highly relevant to the world I live in.

Annika Grant

Jesus didn't reject people. Neither do we. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.