(A congregation of the Reformed Church in America
and the United Church of
The Community Church of
Keyport was founded in April of 1847. Our church began as and continues to be a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, the oldest Protestant denomination with a continuous ministry in the
United States. The Reformed Church is derived from the great Protestant movement in the Sixteenth Century, when the Church was reformed in accordance with the teachings of the Word of God. The
Reformed Church is the major church in The Netherlands and also in Scotland, where it took the name "Presbyterian".
The Reformed in America is
evangelical in spirit and catholic (universal) in its belief that all people who are reconciled to God the Father through faith in Jesus Christ, are one. The Holy Scriptures is the only authority for
faith and practice. The Order of the Church is Presbyterian, meaning that the oversight of the local congregation is the responsibility of the Consistory, which is composed of Deacons and Elders,
together with the Minister.
This Church is a member of the
N.J. Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches of Christ of the U.S.A., and the World Council of Churches.
To learn more about the Reformed Church in America,
check out the denomination's website:
In 2018, we added a second
official affiliation with the United Church of Christ. Founded in 1957, the UCC is a progressive mainline Protestant Christian denomination with historical confessional roots in the Congregational,
Reformed, and Lutheran traditions. We welcome the social justice positions of our new denomination. Community Church of Keyport is a member of the Reformed Caucus of the New Jersey Association of the
United Church of Christ.
To learn more about the United Church of
Christ, check out the denomination's website: