This winter another congregation voted to seek membership in the United Church of Christ. The Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, South Carolina voted this January to disaffiliate with the Metropolitan Community Church and to change their name to Garden of Grace United Church as they seek to become part of the Southeast Conference of the UCC.
(The Rev. Andy Sidden) believes Garden of Grace… can reach beyond its predominantly gay and lesbian membership to become a faith community that is “open and affirming, multiracial and multicultural.”
Great news for the UCC – and Garden of Grace. I hope to visit the church during one of my next visits to Columbia. Parts of my family – for those who aren’t frequent readers of this site – have made South Carolina their home since before the Revolutionary War. South Carolina only has two other UCC congregations.