We celebrate and cherish the richness of diversity in the Body of Christ. We embrace persons of all generations, identities, cultures, capacities and abilities.
"The aftermath of the love method is reconciliation and creation of the beloved community.” – Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader, Baptist Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
RACIAL EQUITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE
We understand justice to be integral to the workings of the Divine. We are committed to bringing about a world and a church that is without bias of race or ethnicity, gender or identity.
“Let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”- Maya Angelou, Social and Civil Rights Activist, Author and Poet
We believe in “lived” faith- embodied in belief, word and action. We strive to proclaim the message of Jesus in action and word through service to all creation.
““We’ve got to hold up the banner until every person has health care, we’ve got to hold it up until every child is lifted in love, we’ve got to hold it up until every job is a living-wage job, until every person in poverty has guaranteed subsistence.” Rev. Dr. William Barber, a pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsboro, NC.
We engage in worship that is both faithful and challenging. We grow in our spiritual and community journey when worship inspires and informs our action and ongoing refection.
“A church that does not provoke any cries, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed – what gospel is that?” –Oscar Romero, Martyred Archbishop of El Salvador