Dear Horned Frogs,
I recently spent time visiting with the congregation of University Christian Church. As a relatively new Horned Frog (my five years at TCU do not hold a candle to some of our longest-serving faculty and staff!), I was full of pride and awe as I considered the long-standing relationship and history connecting TCU and UCC. Since our humble beginnings in 1873 in Thorp Spring, Texas, Sunday services were led by Add-Ran College President and Co-founder Addison Clark. When TCU moved to Waco, and then on to Fort Worth, the church moved too.
Fast-forward 150 years to today, and you’ll still find Horned Frogs calling UCC home and our relationship continuing to grow. From the iconic Boar’s Head Yule Log Festival each January to weekly Sunday services, Horned Frogs and all of our neighbors find an open and welcoming door at UCC.
TCU and UCC’s history is inextricably woven together through 150 years of weddings, baptisms, holidays, services of worship and remembrances, and all the events in between where people come together to celebrate in community. One of my favorite memories last year was seeing the UCC preschoolers and teachers helping to line the streets and cheer on the Horned Frogs football team as their bus left for the national championship!
Meaningful, lasting relationships like the one between TCU and UCC are important now and in the future. I deeply appreciate all of the community members, Horned Frogs, neighbors and supporters who keep our relationship strong and continue to welcome the next generation of TCU students.
To the UCC congregation: thank you for welcoming me to UCC! I hope to visit again soon.
Daniel W. Pullin