We recognize that racism - implicit, explicit, systemic, and ongoing – is both embedded and pervasive in the fabric of our greater society, county, city, and neighborhoods.
As such, we the members of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Bellingham seek to be positive changemakers, working to be an ally in the realization of equity, social justice, and civil rights for all people.
Rooted in the radical and loving activism of Christ, our active intention is to join with others who are also working effectively to disrupt and dismantle all structures, systems, beliefs, and behaviors that seed, perpetuate, and extend racism.
Our immediate and ongoing actions include a corporate commitment to recognize and eradicate the root and manifestation of racism in our lives. These actions include the determination to prayerfully name, discuss, research, understand, and remove any vestiges of racism within our own hearts, minds, and actions.
We seek to banish our indifference to the plight of all marginalized, unseen, unsheltered, and underserved persons in our greater community. We seek to collaborate with others in living out and leveraging the power of what the ancient scriptures still invite today – for us to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly.