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Starting on Sunday July 4, 2021, worship will take place in our sanctuary.

Please wear masks in respect to families with children too you to get vaccinated.  

Our Location

31119 S Highway 170

Canby, OR 97013

Ph. 503-651-2131 

Welcome To Smyrna UCC

We're glad you are here!

2016 marked the 125th year of Smyrna United Church of Christ. In January of 1891, ground was broken to build a church midway between the settlements of Needy and Yoder, Oregon, in the heavily timbered rural land in the Willamette Valley. The first service in the roughed-in building was held in April 1891

As of January 19, 2021, Pastor Deb is on leave while she serves in the Oregon State Senate.  Catherine "Cat" Allard will be our interim minister until Rev. Deborah returns.

Pastor Cat is excited to provide worship leadership and pastoral support while our Pastor is serving in the Oregon State Legislature. Cat moved to Oregon from New Hampshire in 2016 for her first sole Pastorate.  She currently serves on the Disaster Ministries and Local Church / Education Ministries Teams for the UCC Central Pacific Conference, as well as on the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) Board of Directors.


Her call is deeply rooted in her own experience of “new life in Christ;” which was made possible by the open and affirming theology of the United Church of Christ.  Cat’s most persistent calling, is Anti-Racism work ... as evidenced with her involvement with the Common Table’s Reckoning with Oregon’s Racist History Learning Cohort Journey, and as a founding member of the Wilsonville Alliance for Inclusive Community.


Cat lives in Wilsonville with her partner Jill, who is a middle school math teacher and 2nd year seminarian at the Claremont School of Theology. 

Rev. Catherine "Cat" Allard