About Us


Inclusive. Free Thinking. Progressive Theology.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to the area or have been here for 70 years, there are new things happening at Bainbridge Community UCC. We are a congregation looking to redefine what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st Century. As an Open and Affirming congregation we invite and accept all God’s Children regardless of identity or ability in the full life and leadership of the church. In recognizing the spirit speaks to everyone differently, there is no expectation everyone will agree all the time. Our goal is to be like the four gospels: different understandings of the same message. We believe God is still speaking and our concepts and interpretations have to evolve with God’s ongoing revelation.


Our main entrance is located in the back of the building directly off the parking lot has a ramp. The entire church is on one floor and has a handicap accessible bathroom by the main entrance.

Pastor Brian

Brian Saxe was just called to Bainbridge Community UCC in 2019. He grew up in Stow, Oh, and has lived all over the state. He has a wife (who is also a minister) and 2 young children. He graduated from Bethany College with BA in Political Science and later from Xavier University with an MA in Theology. He loves pop culture and long walks on the beach.

Brian's outlook on Christianity is simple: God sent Jesus to make people and the communities they live in better. The rest is details.

United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With more than 5,100 churches and 1.1 million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "...they may all be one." John 17:21. Please see http://www.ucc.org/about for more information about the UCC.

Building Use

Please contact us at bainbridgecommunity@gmail.com if you are interested in getting married at Bainbridge Community United Church of Christ.

Facility Request
Please download one of the two applications below to request permission to use the church facilities:

      To print:  Facility request form - pdf

      To fill out in Word:   Facility request form - Word document

Additional Document for Building Use
Building Use Checklist