BCUCC is an Open and Affirming hospitality-based community of faith. We welcome in worship and service all of God’s children of any race, origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or ability. We celebrate and trust the transforming power of God, which was manifested through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We work to provide an environment of peace, social justice, personal empowerment and spiritual growth. Our ethical guides are to honor Christian openness to share our beliefs, doubts, struggles and growth within the context of mutual respect. Therefore, our purpose is to reach out, taking the risk of opening ourselves to the possibility of making the stranger a friend.