Ypsi UCC: About Us
We are a small and growing Progressive Christian Community of Faith who seek to make a life-enhancing difference through spiritual growth and social justice community advocacy in Washtenaw County Michigan including Immigration Rights, Community Organizing, LGBTQ+ advocacy, Specially- Abled advocacy, Black Lives Matter, and Educational Advocacy.
BY "PROGRESSIVE WE MEAN THAT WE:
Find grace in the search for spirituality and believe that there is more value in questioning than in absolutes.
Commit to a path of lifelong learning, compassion, and love.
Seek to create community that is inclusive of all persons.
BY "CHRISTIAN" WE MEAN THAT WE:
Affirm that exploring, discerning and following the path of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred the Oneness and the Unity of all life.
Acknowledge that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Wholeness of Life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom on our spiritual journeys.
Respect our interfaith, spiritual-but-not-religious, agnostic, skeptic, atheist, "nones," "dones," and other siblings as we seek to learn from each other's perspectives in community together.
BY "OPEN AND AFFIRMING" WE MEAN THAT WE:
Celebrate everyone, including people of all ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, family configurations, economic circumstances, physical, cognitive or emotional abilities, education or spiritual or religious traditions.
Offer a spirit of hospitality and show a willingness to live out extravagant welcome in meaningful ways.
BY "JUST PEACE" WE MEAN THAT WE:
Strive for peace and justice among all people.
BY "CREATION CARE" WE MEAN THAT WE:
Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our earth and all creatures.