“All are welcome.” Next to our name, these are the boldest, most prominent words on the sign outside of Hope UCC. That simple statement holds the breadth and depth of Hope’s most fundamental core values and greatest strength: We are a community that embraces diverse spiritual journeys and inclusivity through respect and fellowship. The people of Hope identify with the tenets of progressive Christianity. In short, for us that means that we are open and affirming, non-dogmatic and supportive of individual freedom of thought. We are lifelong learners who affirm that the teachings of Jesus are but one of many sources of wisdom.