If you understand that faith involves the mind as well as the heart, and that taking the Bible seriously means it cannot always be taken literally... If you believe that contrary to the countless ways society finds to discriminate, God's love embraces all persons equally... If for you, diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness are signs of strength, not weakness... If you are convinced that faithfulness to Christ calls us to global citizenship and concern for the world around us... If you are searching for a place of belonging that will nurture your spirit and challenge you to growth and service, Then you may be interested in learning more about the community of faith known as Grace Covenant Church.
-- [Originated in 1999 upon the launching of Ulmstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh, N.C., "If" has been adapted and used by a number of like-minded congregations].