Social Justice Ministries

Please click on the links below to go to our various Social Justice Ministries:

Open and Affirming–We invite anyone, regardless of race, ancestry, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, marital standing, family structure, faith background, culture, physical or mental prowess or limitation, to full participation in the common life of the church.

Racial  Equality–Racial Justice is the systemic fair treatment of all people that results in equal opportunities and outcome for everyone.

Women’s Rights and Advocacy–Poverty, racism, and anti-female religious and cultural oppression prevent women from being able to make authentic choices about their own lives and bodies.  Our moral goal is to struggle against barriers to equality for all women.  We at First Congregational UCC Charlotte are committed to advocacy and justice issues, and seek to treat all women as equal partners in the work of the church.

International Women’s Day 2021

 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.


CARE Launches #ImEveryWoman Campaign for International Women’s Day to Advance Women’s Equality

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate every woman – the leaders, the problem solvers, and the change makers.

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From Genesis to Jesus: What the Bible Says about LGBTQ+ Love

In the United Church of Christ, we tell folks who are discovering us for the first time that if you’ve been to one UCC church, you’ve been to one UCC church. No two UCC churches are exactly alike, but I’m comforted to realize this morning that I feel very much at home in your sanctuary. ...

Open and Affirming

Open and Affirming
As part of the Open and Affirming process the ONA team has crafted a “Welcoming Statement for First Congregational Church of Charlotte”. The congregation voted Oct 27, 2019 to adopt and embrace the message presented in the Welcoming Statement.

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