We are aware of pain organized religion has inflicted on many; and we are aware many places of worship have not given the extravagant welcome God offers to us all. Therefore, Shenkel United Church of Christ covenants to extend heartfelt hospitality to ALL. Shenkel UCC affirms all persons are created in the image of God, so we offer full inclusion (communion, life, and ministries) in the faith journey of this congregation, regardless of differences: whether religious background, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, national origin, immigration and refugee status, age, ethnicity, relationship status, addiction/recovery, physical or mental ability, and political affiliation. We proclaim this statement: no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory.
Jesus did it, now you do it!
(Romans 15:7, The Message)
REV.DR. PRISCILLA DENHAM
Our pastor, The Rev. Dr. Priscilla Denham, received her M. Div. from Union Theological Seminary in NYC. She got her D.Min. in spiritual direction studying with Matthew Fox at The University of Creation Spirituality in California. She is credentialed as a chaplain educator with Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and as a retired Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She loves meeting new people, connecting scripture to current issues, exchange of ideas, her new puppy, and making bread.