We take the Bible seriously but not literally. We are supportive of other religious traditions, understanding that there are many paths to God and that no one has a monopoly on God’s truth. God’s revelation is ongoing.
We recognize that the Bible, although written in specific historical times and places, still speaks to us in our present condition. Study of the scriptures is not limited by past interpretations.
Our experiences help us break scripture open again and again in new ways.
We are advocates for causes like an end to poverty, fair immigration policy, and a clean planet because of what the Bible says. We are proud of our UCC ancestors, a church of “firsts”:
• The first Protestant denomination to ordain an African-American in 1785.
• The first to ordain a woman, in 1853.
• The first to ordain an openly gay man in 1972.
The UCC was created in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions. From the beginning of our history, we have affirmed that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in community. Our motto — “that they may all be one” — is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church. Broadmoor UCC is not a unanimous church; but we come together in unity. There are issues around which faithful Christians disagree, and we seek to engage in respectful dialogue to uncover what God’s truth might be.