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A CALL FOR
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We are imperfect followers of Jesus Christ, continually being transformed by God’s love and forgiveness. We are building a vibrant, welcoming community that expresses that love in word and in action. Our vision is “Love God, Love Everybody.”

We believe in the power of love. Period. Through love, we are each created in God’s image and filled with the divine spirit. No matter where we are on our journey, God’s imprint is in every person of every race/ethnicity, every culture, every gender and gender identity, every socio-economic status, every ability, every sexual orientation, every political ideology, and every religion.
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To “Love God, Love Everybody,” we need to take measured steps toward creating a church community that welcomes everyone, regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or gender identity.

Toward this end, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team was formed to create opportunities for the church to learn and act together and to create a new “we” that incorporates everybody and that reflects the Church’s origins and commitment to including all peoples. We may not agree on every issue, but we agree that we are called to love everybody. Becoming a force for diversity, equity, and inclusion requires church members to use their heads, hearts, and hands.
 

HEADS

Our heads are central in learning about injustices and the remedies necessary to create diversity, equity, and inclusion.
 

HEARTS

We must involve our hearts in love for others that expands our church’s mission not only to the church members but also to the community.
 

HANDS

We will use our hands to perform tasks and adopt programs that address issues of injustice, whether systemic or personal, and achieve the church’s mission.
 
We know that God’s grace and the teachings of Jesus will provide the will and guidance to achieve this goal, but we also need your assistance at each stage of this journey.
 

May we glorify God as we endeavor to reflect more closely God’s kingdom on earth.

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