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No Matter Who You Are, Or Where You Are On Your Life's Journey, You Are Welcome With Us.


Worship Services begin at 10:30 am each Sunday. They are available live on Facebook and Youtube, and later for viewing. We are a Praying Church and offer prayer for all requests we receive. If you need prayer, please send Pastor Mel a Message.


Membership is available for in person worship as well as online. Contact us with questions about membership


Our Worship Team provides a variety of music at our worship services - some older hymns and great Praise and Worship Songs. In addition, we have a Praise Band as well.

Pastor Mel

Rev. Melanie Wilkinson is our Pastor. She is a United Church of Christ graduate.

Celebration of Religious Holidays

We recognize and celebrate religious holidays and national events.

School supplies

Providing School Supplies to schools in need is one of our Outreach Ministries.


We love to celebrate and recognize important events in the lives of our congregation. Birthdays, anniversaries, etc.


We have three Deacons who assist Pastor Mel with Pastoral Care and Worship.

Praise Band

Our Praise Band consists of Lead and Bass Guitars, Percussion, Keyboard and Organ.


We are an Annual Sponsor of Polk Pride. We are involved in the Pride Interfaith Service and Pride in the Park.

Weekly Bible Study

Our Weekly Bible Study is the Empower Group. Topics change throughout the year.

Christ's Promise

We love and church and advertise our logo on items such as mugs and T-shirts.


We provide events to promote fellowship to our community. We offer monthly Karaoke and Bingo. We offer other special events throughout the year. Above in Nyna, she came in 2nd place in our Crimson Hat Soirre this past February!


We do provide electronic forms of donations on our website and at church.

Blessing Bags

Blessing Bags are part of our Outreach Ministry - providing food items, toiletries and other items.

"Are You the One?" Lyrics and Music written and performed by Rev Melanie Wilkinson, Pastor at Christ's Promise UCC.

Sermon: " When the Crown Stopped Cheering" by Pastor Mel Scriptures: Zechariah 9:9-12 and John 12:12-18 They shouted "Hosanna!!! Blessed be the name of the Lord." Who was in the crowd that cheered Hosanna? And were they the same people who cheered and later that week shouted, "Crucify Him!" Are we as Christians inconsistent? Unpredictable... even fickle? Are we afraid of standing up for who and what we believe? 3/24/24
"Rivers" featuring Diane Weeks and the Worship Team at Christ's Promise on Palm Sunday, 3/24/24.
"Sing Alleluia" featuring Ashley Cooper and the Worship Team at Christ's Promise on Palm Sunday, 3/24/24.
Image by James Barr


We gather for our on-site service each Sunday at 10:30am. Our building is locate at 1145 US Highway 92 W Auburndale, Florida 33823 - 200 yards East of Old Dixie Hwy on US Hwy 92 between Lakeland and Auburndale

Our services stream online at 10:30am (EST) EVERY SUNDAY on Facebook and You Tube.


Check out what's happening!

Join us for Virtual Worship every Sunday morning at 10:30am (CST), and keep up-to-date with announcements and upcoming events.

Christ's Promise UCC - Logo


Our church is a gathering of people who seek to worship Jesus Christ. Your religious background does not matter. Our congregation is made up of people from many churches and some whom have never attended church. We each have a unique place and part in Christ’s Promise. 

Christ's Promise UCC is an open and Affirming Church.  No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey, YOU are welcome here.

We welcome all persons into the full life of our church.

Online Giving - Christ's Promise UCC


Tithes and Offerings

Use this online resource for regular tithing or a one
time donation. Thank you for
your generosity and faithfulness.




Lead Pastor

Pastor Mel has been the pastor at Christ’s Promise since 2019.  Before coming to this church, she lived in St. Petersburg, Florida where she served as Music Director at a local church and became ordained as a minister.  In the first part of her ministry, she sang with Canaan Band, who traveled throughout the Southeast U.S., singing in churches and PRIDE events sharing the inclusive love of God.  She recorded three CDs with Canaan Band as well as two solo CDs.  Pastor Mel also leads in Morning Prayer & Praise every weekday on Facebook and YouTube, interacting with others with devotions and prayer.

Rodney Charles - Christ's Promise UCC


Music Director

Rodney has attended various church denominations throughout his life.  He has played organ and sung for churches for over 50 years.  He has also been a volunteer organist playing theatre pipe organ at theatres in Indianapolis, IN and in Lakeland, FL.

Ashley Cooper - Christ's Promise UCC


Choir Director

Ashley Cooper has been attending CPUCC for 14 years.  In that time, she has led our choir in powerful and dynamic music.  Her formal training in music came from being in the band and chorus in middle school, high school and college.  Her anointed and natural musical instincts are a blessing, whether singing in the Worship Band, or leading our choir.

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