“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God - if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That's what I think.”
Committed to Social Justice
Open and Affirming
Stewards of the Earth
WE ARE THE TEN O'CLOCK CHURCH
Beavercreek United Church of Christ is a progressive, compassionate, and welcoming congregation, committed to social justice. We believe in radical hospitality. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
We pride ourselves on being an Open and Affirming Congregation. This means we welcome, affirm, and advocate for full inclusion of lesbian, gay, and transgender persons in the church and in society.
Progressive church is a different kind of Christianity. We are active and committed, not to dogma, but to love. We don’t measure faith by adherence to rules because we believe that love of God and neighbor are the basis of Christian life and spirituality. It’s about radical love and radical hospitality. We believe that our neighbors include the outcast, the alien, and the stranger. We believe in human rights, peace, and the common good. For progressive Christians, the challenge of Christianity is not avoiding sin and hell; the real challenge is joining God in the healing and liberation of God’s community in creation.
We believe that God is still speaking. An important UCC symbol is the comma, which indicates our openness to more thought, more dialogue, and more voices. Grammatically, a period ends a statement. God has more to say.
Because we experience God’s unconditional love, our mission is to love God, to love ourselves,
and to love others, without condition.