The Minnesota Conference UCC joins others in prayer for all those who are grieving and traumatized following the horrific shooting on Saturday at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, CO, which killed 5 individuals and wounded 18 others.
The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ offers this pastoral letter. As people of faith in the Minnesota Conference, we also lift our unwavering witness…
- We celebrate and affirm members of the LGBTQ+ community and hold them precious in God’s sight, children of God with inherent dignity and worth.
- We are called as Christ’s Church to extend authentic welcome and offer places of safety and refuge where our LGBTQ+ siblings can be fully and joyfully themselves.
- We dedicate ourselves to creating communities and conversations that refuse the kind of hate-filled rhetoric that fuels violence and demeans others.
- Our God is a God of extravagant, inclusive love. Our sacred scriptures & the example of Jesus Christ demand we offer nothing less than that to others in the practice of our faith.