It's the shorter form of "God is still speaking,"a campaign by the United Church of Christ to remind us that God still has a lot more to say. Since 2004, Stillspeaking has worked to make religion relevant again and to extend an extravagant welcome to all—because no matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here. Here at the United Church of Christ, and, most definitely, at Chatterton Hill Church UCC!
Today, under one collective identity, we can enthusiastically lift up that the UCC is a welcoming, justice-minded Christian community. At a time when religion is too often portrayed as narrow-minded and exclusive, many are raising their VOICES for an alternate vision:
- Where God is all-loving and inclusive
- Where the Church of Jesus Christ welcomes and accepts everyone as they are
- Where your mind is nourished as much as your soul
- Where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary
- Where together we grow a just and peaceful world
"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." (Gracie Allen)
For the UCC, the Comma is a new way to proclaim "Our Faith is 2,000 years old, our thinking is not."
As a member congregation of the United Church of Christ, we are part of a very historical, yet currently vibrant denomination. Each church within our denomination is autonomous -- in other words, we are larger church family, but, at the same time, we are unique. We determine our own ministry, but within the guidelines of our denomination. Read more about our denomination and our own church's vision below. . .
The Chatterton Hill Church is a home
Blessed by God
Rich in diversity
And guided by the Spirit
Seek community and purpose
In the midst of a chaotic world.
The teachings of Jesus compel us
To nurture our own lives,
To give generously of ourselves and our substance;
To create harmony and healing among people,
To act for the integrity of creation,
And to support each other in the struggle for justice.
So be it. Amen.