IN RESPONSE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AMY CONEY BARRETT TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT:
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fort Worth is an open and affirming community. We believe God is still speaking, still revealing God’s self to us, and still offering grace and love. When we say "You are welcome here," we mean it! Everyone. Gay, straight, richer, poorer, every skin color, every nationality and culture. That’s just how we roll.
We are together processing the news of the appointment of Amy Coney Barret. We know this decision deeply affects our community, and our LGBTQIA members and friends. As pastors in this community, we want to remind you that we are standing with you, in front of you, behind you, and to either side of you, as friends, allies, and LGBTQIA people ourselves. You, dear ones, are not alone.
While we grieve this decision, may the anger of injustice burn in our hearts, and strengthen our resolve. We will not stop in our pursuit of justice. We will continue to do the work to which God calls us. We will marry, offer the sacraments, carry protest signs, write letters, make phone calls, preach love, and bring the kingdom of God to our side of Fort Worth, and the ends of the earth.
If you want to chat, we are just a Zoom call away. You are love, God is proud of you, and the pastors of First Congregational Fort Worth are proud of you.
Rev. Kathy Bowser
Rev. Lee Ann Bryce
Rev. Dr. Russell Dalton
Rev. Peter Nichols
Rev. Stacy Roberts
Rev. John Will
Rev. Tammy Wynn