After Spokane Valley Mayor Higgins’ public description on Nov. 27 of Veradale United Church of Christ (VUCC) as having connections with violence, I felt compelled to set the record straight.
As a member of this church for 70 years, I know the truth about our church. I know that our roots run deep in the faith community of Spokane Valley, dating from 1910. We are an open and affirming congregation, seeking to live out Christ’s inclusive love for all people, modeling hospitality and openly affirming diversity.
Pastor Gen Heywood leads us courageously to fulfill our Mission Statement: Worshiping God In Christ, welcoming all, working for justice and peace.
Let the truth speak for itself. Come and join us at VUCC on Progress Road in Spokane Valley every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Find out who we are. Learn what we believe. Mayor Higgins’ description of VUCC couldn’t be farther from the truth. Non-violence is the truth we stand by in seeking justice and resisting evil. Mayor Higgins’ false statements about VUCC opens the door to violence directed toward our church. He must stop and apologize publicly.
As we say each Sunday, “Peace be with you”.
Jan Young, Member of VUCC