Community Congregational United Church of Christ
LITTLE FOOD CUPBOARD
OPEN 24/7 at
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
525 NE CAMPUS STREET
ON COLLEGE HILL
The Tenets of Progressive Christianity
By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who…
- Believe that following the path of the teacher Jesus can lead to healing and wholeness, a mystical connection to “God,” as well as an awareness and experience of not only the Sacred, but the Oneness and Unity of all life.
- Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience “God,” the Sacredness, Oneness and Unity of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom, including Earth, in our spiritual journey.
- Seek and create community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to: Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, Believers and agnostics, Those of all races, cultures, and nationalities, Those of all sexual orientations and all gender identities, Those of all classes and abilities, Those historically marginalized.
- Known that the way we behave towards one another and Earth is the fullest expression of what we believe, therefore we vow to walk as Jesus might have walked in this world with radical compassion, inclusion, and bravery to confront and positively change the injustices we experience as well as those we see other experiencing.
- Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning with an open mind and open heart, than in absolutes or dogma.
- Work toward peace and justice among all people and all life on Earth.
- Protect and restore the integrity of our Earth and all life on Earth.
- Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love on this journey toward a personally authentic and meaningful faith.
To welcome all into a loving, progressive faith community,
knowing our actions reflect our Christian values:
to question and explore beliefs and assumptions,
to strive for peace and justice,
to actively care for the earth, our community, and one another.
To provide the Palouse a uniquely progressive Christian church,
seeking both inner transformation through vital worship and reflection,
and outer transformation through mission groups and social action.