Sacred Place seeks to create a just world where ALL are included in the family of God. We talk a lot about intentionally including the LGBT+ community. As a group historically left out of the Church, we know that those who identify as LGBT+ need a specific welcome for them to trust that we will accept and affirm them without trying to change them. We believe that all people are created by God to be exactly who they are. We don’t discriminate based on gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or any other thing which might be used to call us different or “other.” In fact, we work very hard to break down those barriers our society places between us. As the lead church planting team of Sacred Place, Pastor Matthew and Alison are a part of Launchpad Partners, a network of leaders starting and growing inclusive faith communities.
As an “Open & Affirming” church in our denomination, The United Church of Christ, we are more than a gay friendly church in Rancho Cucamonga. The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in our churches, and supports UCC churches as they seek to grow their welcome to the LGBT+ community. We create a Sacred Place especially for those who have been told that they don’t belong by other churches. We hope to see you on Sunday morning on Sacred Place LIVE! Whoever you are or wherever you are on this journey called life, this is your Sacred Place.