A New RIC Community: Community of ChristChurch (Hillsboro, OR)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Community of ChristChurch (Hillsboro, OR).

Their welcome statement reads:

“Community of ChristChurch is an open and affirming Christian community who lives in God’s love and grace. We strive to welcome and include all people because we believe God loves and welcomes all people, and we commit to work for racial justice in our church and the world. Regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective or anything else that might divide us, you are welcome here.

What this means:
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here:
If you are young or old, you are welcome
If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any color of skin, you are welcome
If you are married or single or partnered or divorced, you are welcome
If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, asexual, aromantic, or straight, you are welcome
If you are male, female, transgender, intersex, or non-binary, you are welcome
If you cannot hear or see or speak, you are welcome
If you are sick or well, you are welcome
If you are happy or sad, you are welcome
If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome
If you believe in God some of the time or none of the time or all of the time,
you are welcome

You are welcome here.
Come with your gifts, your pain, your hope, your fears
Come with the traditions that have helped you and hurt you
Come with your experiences that have made you and broken you
Come with a mind, ready to engage, and a heart, open to discern
Come and listen for the Sacred Spirit that calls you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion
You are welcome here!

Learn more about Community of ChristChurch at: www.comchristchurch.org