About Us

Learn more about our church, history and team.


Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ is a progressive Christian community where believers, seekers, and doubters of all ages come together to share and live the love of Jesus Christ.

We welcome people just as they are. We care for and pray for each other and the world around us.

We build a faith that asks questions and changes us.

Following Jesus in these ways, we promote peace, justice, joy and understanding in everything we do.

All are welcome.

We are passionate Jesus followers with a call to teach and equip God’s people to live meaningfully with purpose and generosity.

To love God, love people, and serve people.

Meeting the needs of our community since 1990.

On April 1, 1990 our church held its first worship service at Pine Lake Community Center as a new church start named Sammamish Congregational United Church of Christ, planted by the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ. In 1992, we were chartered with 107 members. We lost our founding pastor in 1993 due to cancer. In 1998, the church sold its initial property and purchased another property with no buildings. We became an Open & Affirming congregation in 2000 and in 2005 changed our name to Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ. Due to numerous challenges in building a church on the property, it was sold to King County in 2012, which allowed for expansion of the popular Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park.

We have called many spaces “home” over the years, including Pine Lake Community Center and the Lutheran Bible Institute chapel. In 2020, with the onset of the COVID pandemic, Spirit of Peace transitioned to worship via Zoom. We now hold hybrid worship services at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah, and are delighted to welcome people from multiple states most Sundays!