Peter and Kathleen
A few years ago when I was a member of a Methodist church, I read the book, If the Church Were Christian by Philip Gulley. As I read it, I skeptically thought that no such church existed. Being open and affirming? Welcoming challenging questions instead of mouthing correct answers? Focusing on living like Jesus instead of merely worshipping Him? To me, these were seemingly unattainable theories. After years of church-shopping, my husband, Peter, and I walked into Douglas UCC and we realized that the Christian church Gulley dreamed of was actually alive and well. We didn't feel welcomed; we felt embraced!