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Our ancestors in faith led the movement for abolition. They were a voice of reason at the dawn of Reconstruction, when America attempted to rebuild a nation buttressed by white power and privilege. They fought long and hard during the time of Jim Crow to gain new ground in the equality of all races. They fought to end red-lining districts that forced black families into ghettoes. And they walked arm in arm with our brothers and sisters of color during the Civil Rights movement. Let's not forget this rich history and let's continue to stand up and speak out for what is right. Please read the letter from our UCC Conference Ministers.
St. Petersburg Trinity UCC identifies itself very strongly with our wider denomination, the United Church of Christ. Many of the following statements align particularly close with one or more of our denominational UCC beliefs and values, but we have tried to focus on this congregation and its perspectives.
† All are equal and important.
† God expects social justice (advocacy on behalf of the Last, the Least and the Lost).
† Every opinion matters.
† Right Living (Orthopraxy) is more critical than Right Beliefs (Orthodoxy).
† We expect and encourage folks to think for themselves. (make faith your own)
† God is loving and not intimidating or
† Live by the "Golden Rule," but strive for the "Platinum Rule." (love others as Jesus loves you)
† All people have equal worth to God.
† There is one God understood as Trinity: Creator, Christ, Companion. (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
† Jesus is our savior and head of the church.
† The Bible is a guide (to revere, not idolize) to be studied contextually. It is Revelation: but not the
only revelation. Not always intended to be read literally.
† God is personal and intervenes in lives. (God is still speaking to us)
† Worship is a necessary response for Christians.
† Humanity is basically good, but sometimes does goes awry.
† There are multiple ways of understanding the work of Jesus.
† Free will is a gift which God honors.
† Sacraments are the grace filled building blocks in sanctifying a life moving closer to God.
† The purpose of the church is to do Jesus' work in the world today.
† The Priesthood of All Believers is that everyone of us has the power and responsibility for ministry.
♦ Good relationship with our pastor. She
is one of us; not on a pedestal and she speaks "to" us,
not "at" us. We love dialogue!
♦ People are accepted as they are and do not have to be changed. (Come as you are; stay as you
are. We're glad you're here!)