Pastor’s Message

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A Message from Pastor Jennifer

I invite you to consider…

that doubts can exist right along with faith

that religion can enhance both critical thinking and compassionate action

that faith and science both help us understand the world

that all the world’s religions have something valuable to share; Christianity is our path, but it is not the only path

that worship can be traditional and contemporary at the same time

that, in the words of Gracie Allen, we should “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” God is Still Speaking.

that God’s love and call to ministry extends to ALL people, including the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning community.

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I know what it is to be kicked out of a church, to be spiritually homeless, and then to find my way back to Jesus and faith again. I know what it is to be filled with doubts and anger at “Christianity” that excludes people for the way they think or dress or love. I know what it is to be simultaneously bored and annoyed by bad preaching and poor worship design. That’s why radically inclusive welcome, integrity with word and action, and excellence in worship is so important to me. I also place high priorities on supporting people in their spiritual growth, especially during times of stress and transition.

If you hope to grow in faith and action; if you want to engage in spiritually vibrant community; if you want your children to be raised in a dynamic environment committed to providing a faith context for their whole lives, we invite you to join us on our journey toward more compassion, more justice, and more joy in our hearts, in our homes, in our town and in our world.

Pastor Jennifer Yocum