We are a people of God’s extravagant welcome.
Jesus lived and breathed gracious hospitality. Even though there were powerful people who opposed Jesus’ extravagant welcome, he still embraced those who were often shunned.
We belong to Christ.
Simply put, “we” means that you are not alone. You are part of a larger “we” that God has united in this Church. “Belongs” is something more than belief; it’s a vital relationship.
We are a people of covenant: a united and uniting church.
What is it that holds people together even in the midst of all kinds of differences? When people in the United Church of Christ talk about how they relate—to God, to each other, other churches, other religions, even creation—they often use the word “covenant.”
We are one in Baptism and at the Table.
Through water at baptism, God embraces you—no matter who you are—and brings you into Christ’s Church. At Holy Communion, we share a simple meal of bread and wine. Here, we experience the presence of Christ again.
We thank God by working for a just and loving world.
The UCC connects caring and acting, gratitude and giving, peace and justice, service and advocacy in a life of prayer and justice. We don’t usually settle for things to just merrily-roll-along when our world is hurting.
We listen for the Stillspeaking God,
If you think God’s not finished with you yet, guess what? God’s not even finished with God yet. God isn’t finished with you, or finished with the church or our world. If you are open, if you listen carefully, you’ll discover what God is saying to this generation at this time in history.