At UFC Charlotte, our mission Is to provide a safe and affirming worship experience for ALL as well as to share, encourage, and learn from each other in our continuing drive to accomplish God’s will for our lives.
What We Believe
God is Love and Love is for Everyone! It is impossible to love each other without a sense of mutual (equal) worth and respect for each other.
Romans 13:10- Love worketh no ill to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And 1st John 4:20- It is impossible to love God, whom we’ve never seen and hate our brothers and sisters whom we see every day.
God is neither male nor female; God is spirit and spirit has no gender. (Genesis 1:27)
Liberation Theology for all, a theology that frees the oppressed, therefore is:
•-not a male dominated hierarchy
•-not oppressive to women
•-not just European in scope, and must relate to people of color and their various cultures around the world
•-not oppressive to Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual people, and allows us to think and discern through human reason and experience
•-not oppressive to Native Americans or their spirituality or any other oppressive use of scripture
We believe in the teachings of Jesus but we do not dismiss all of the other beliefs as wrong or second to our way of believing.
God is greater than any religion, denomination or school of thought.
God is spirit, alive and at work in the Moslem Mosque, the Jewish Synagogue, the Christian Church and the Tribal Ritual, God is everywhere present.
We believe the Bible and all great spiritual writings or guides must be read taking into consideration the time of their writing, the traditions practiced at that time and the fact that we have the right to question and examine all interpretations.
A person’s belief system:
•-must be supportive of healthy self-acceptance
•-must support spiritual growth
•-must encourage physical, emotional, and mental help
Enlightenment and revelation are continuous and did not stop with the Bible writers.
The Mission of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement
Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte is a proud member of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement. The primary work of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement (UFCM) is to pro-claim the “SACREDNESS OF ALL LIFE”, thus focusing on empowering those who have been oppressed and made to feel shame.
Through an emerging international network, the UFCM works to facilitate social change and improve the life chances for those who have been rejected by society’s institutions and systems.
Although its pivotal work focuses on the urban weak and powerless, the scope of its work is inclusive and has significance for all people.