We believe in extravagant welcome as a sign of God’s love for all people. We are called to work toward God’s mission here on earth. Our faith calls us to work with— not against — people of other faiths and people of no faith.
On Ecumenical Sunday, we recommit ourselves to praying, worshipping, and serving alongside all of our siblings in Christ—from every sect and denomination, and all across the globe. Amen! ... See MoreSee Less
A message from Rev. Freeman Palmer:“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all .” Titus 2:11 New Revised Standard VersionThe image of something appearing appears quite appropriate as we in faith move into this season of Epiphany. Related to the biblical meaning stemming from the visitation of the Magi, Epiphany is also defined as “a sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something.” Reflecting recently on this verse from one of the smaller Epistles in scripture has brought forth in my spirit perhaps this more well-known text:’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,And grace my fears relieved;How precious did that grace appearThe hour I first believed!I do not know if in composing this verse that John Newton, slave trader turned abolitionist and cleric John Newton, had the verse from Titus in mind when he wrote this stanza of his hymnodic masterpiece Amazing Grace. Nonetheless, the last two lines contain a powerful truth and Epiphany in Newton’s musical testimony. The grace of God was always there in his life. But grace was not in his spiritual sight until the moment in time he described as the hour he first believed. ... See MoreSee Less
Posted @withregram • @unitedchurchofchrist Read the response from UCC Officers regarding the anti-Semitic attack on Congregation Beth Israel ➡️🔗 @UnitedChurchOfChrist.And please share your prayers of comfort and healing for the members of the synagogue and the Colleyville, TX community 🙏...#justice#peace#JustWorldForAll... See MoreSee Less
Digital church is here to stay! Join Rev. Jim Keat, the Digital Minister at The Riverside Church , for this four week cohort where we will explore an introduction to digital ministry and leave you better equipped to be a Digital Minister in your context. This cohort is intended to be an introduction to Digital Ministry.February 3, 10, 17, and 24 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ETfaithlead.org/p/howtobeadigitalminister-feb2021... See MoreSee Less