In 2004, it was concluded that there was a present and real need for the United Church of Christ to spread its message of extravagant welcome which continues to historically re-shape our understanding of the Christian faith and proclamation. The UCC responded to this call and challenge with a new identity and marketing campaign to let all others know that anyone could find a spiritual home in the United Church of Christ, be strengthened and nurtured in their faith and be blessed to reach out to others with their God-given gifts and talents.
Today, under one collective identity, we can enthusiastically lift up that the UCC is a welcoming, justice-minded Christian community. At a time when religion is too often portrayed as narrow-minded and exclusive, many are raising their VOICES for an alternate vision:
– Where God is all-loving and inclusive
– Where the Church of Jesus Christ welcomes and accepts everyone as they are
– Where your mind is nourished as much as your soul
– Where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary
– Where together we grow a just and peaceful world
Inspiration for the campaign was found in John Robinson, pastor to the Pilgrims, who pointed to the future saying, “Do not cling to where Luther and Calvin have brought you, for God hath yet more truth and light to break forth from his holy word.” View the UCC’s Firsts Timeline and be inspired. God is still speaking means we listen for the
– Stillspeaking God.
– Stillspeaking is Continuing Testament
– Stillspeaking is Extravagant Welcome
– Stillspeaking is Changing Lives
In 2004 and 2005 the UCC ads the Bouncer and the Ejector propelled the campaign into the news with its bold message of Extravagant Welcome for all.Hundreds of UCC members have shared testimonies of their lives being changed. Their expressions of faith, Changing Lives, speak to how their lives have been changed by the Stillspeaking God working and speaking through the UCC.