Who We Are
Living Water United Church of Christ is a community of people who are followers of Jesus deeply rooted within the traditions of the African American Church. We have become a multicultural multiracial household of faith. We believe that in God's Beloved Community all of humanity has been created with a deep and intrinsic value. Each human being brings to the world gifts and graces that enhance other human beings' existence in the world. To that end, Living Water United Church of Christ welcomes and celebrates all of humanity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, age, faith background, educational status, economic status, physical or mental ability, national origin, culture or marital status within the full life of the congregation. We affirm everyone's ability to partake and share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, blessings and responsibilities of this congregation of Jesus Christ.
Posted: May 21
On this Pentecost Sunday I choose to celebrate one of the greatest Movements known to humankind. The Church. Jesus, our lead organizer, spent years sharing the mission, training his team and laying the ground work. Then on Pentecost Sunday long ago the Church was born. And instead of blowing out candles at that first party, a fire🔥 was lit that continues to burn even today! We didn’t have buildings or institutions or polity or budgets or adjudicatory bodies when we started. Just a burning inside that touched everyone who joined. The passion was so strong that we took the party to the streets and the message was so clear that everyone understood it in their own language! What a party! Thousands of folk were there from all over and they took their excitement with them back to their hometowns so other people could join this Movement for Justice. For Peace. For Equity. For Power. For Salvation. We’re a lot older now. And sometimes it feels like we’ve lost that fire. And then another injustice rears it’s head...and we remember! We remember our call to take to the streets. We remember our call to invite others to join. We remember our call to care for one another. We remember that Afro-Semitic Palestinian named Jesus who showed us the Way. We remember Pentecost and the fire burning within...And once again we are reminded WE WERE BORN FOR THIS!!! This is the Call! This is the United Church of Christ! Happy Birthday to us, the Church!