About Us

What is Federated Church, Anyway?

The Federated Church of Sycamore is a progressive Christian faith community, seeking spiritual answers to questions relevant to our times. Our congregation is made up of people who come from many different denominations as well as persons just discovering their faith. We are a combined congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).

Today we are one of 6,000 UCC churches worldwide, a mainstream protestant denomination known for its emphasis on social equality, peace and justice. We have approximately 200 members at Federated, some only recently making Sycamore/DeKalb their home and some who are, and have been, among Sycamore’s most active and community-minded citizens. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation fully embracing all of God’s Children regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, social or economic status.

Our pastor is Rev. Dr. Dennis Johnson, whose wife, Rev. Amy Johnson, serves as our Director of Religious Education and leads our Kids Club.