I am a proud member of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The national offices released a new video ad today focused on our message of unrestricted inclusion. No matter who you are or where you are in life’s journey, you are welcome here.
It’s not what a lot of UCC churches look like. It’s not what a lot of UCC churches act like. But…it is what the denomination stands for and has fought for since its inception. Like the call to love our neighbors as ourselves, it is a vision, a goal. Asking whether we are actively engaging in the personal and collective work necessary to reach that goal seems to me to be the most worthwhile response to this ad.