We come together as travelers on a journey, each bringing our unique histories, traditions, and stories of faith.
"We support UPUCC as sustainers for two main reasons. First, I remember that during the Count on Me Campaign, someone said they wanted to put solar panels on their house to help the environment, but it wouldn't work for where they lived. So instead, they decided to donate to put the solar panels on the church. It was possible to do something at the church that we couldn't do alone.
We support UPUCC for the same reason. There are so many great things that come from this community: advocacy, social justice, LGBTQ rights, voting reform, sanctuary and much more. By supporting this community and through the power of community, more of the goodness that the world needs to see gets put into the world than we could have ever managed on our own.
The second reason UPUCC is so important to us is for our kids. We joined when our kids were in elementary school, and we wanted them to have a safe and accepting place to grow into the amazing people they are.
Most importantly, we wanted them to have an environment of exploration, questioning and acceptance that gives them the freedom to become their best selves. And, we wanted to anchor them in this community so that as they go into the broader world, they grow up knowing that being accepted for who you are is normal...and it is the rest of the world that needs to change, and not them.
That's why we support this amazing community. We know that anything and everything we can contribute here will be magnified into awesome things."
"We found UPUCC in a long search for a community of faith that made us feel not simply welcomed inside four walls, but fully accepted and respected as equal members of the community. We're now hard pressed to think of another public forum where we feel so comfortable being our true selves. The individuals within the community of UPUCC are brilliantly different in so many ways, but it's the shared values that connect us all and support us on our personal spiritual journeys."
"Back in October of 2009, after searching the web and visiting a number of local churches, we came across www.UPUCC.org. After spending some time visiting the site, we felt compelled to experience what this embracing community that claimed to be open to all and that preached tolerance and fought for justice was all about.
After our first visit, it was clear to both of us that we had finally found our spiritual home at UPUCC. We quickly learned that this community is much more than what is shown on its website. UPUCC is a faith community that strengthens our spirits with the love of God while challenging us to become better individuals in our communities and the wider world. We feel blessed to have found UPUCC. "