Union’s Statement on “Being an Anti-Racist Church”
Union Congregational UCC holds a vision of being a multi-cultural, multi-racial, anti-racist congregation that more faithfully reflects the entire community of West Palm Beach.
We are a covenant faith community who believe that all people are made in God’s image, reconciled by Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
We believe it is our role to take an active stance in systematically dismantling racism. A part of an anti-racism stance is acknowledging a system of white privilege in the United States which tends to perpetuate societal stereotypes in all its citizens.
We believe that our commitment to anti-racism should be reflected in the life and culture of the congregation through our policies, programs and practices as we continue to learn about racism.
We are committed to developing and working to implement strategies that dismantle racism through our adult and children’s education, Sunday services, mission giving, purchases and business practices, and community outreach and action.
We believe we are all called to work against racism and work for a society in which the words of the Gospel are realized among us.
We acknowledge that the United Church of Christ has a rich heritage of engagement in addressing racism in our society over the years, and we recognize that our Anti-Racism Journey, here at Union, is a continuing one.
Therefore, we claim the prophetic work of being an “Anti-racist Church.”
Accepted and Affirmed by a Unanimous Vote of the congregation at the Congregational Meeting held on 28 June 2020.