Greetings to you in the name of the Risen Christ!
I’m Jason Boyd, the Senior Pastor of Henrietta United Church of Christ. We are a loving and welcoming congregation whose ears and hearts and minds are always open to hear what our Still Speaking God has to reveal to us today.
I’m so glad you are exploring the website for our Open and Affirming congregation. Henrietta UCC is quite a place. You’ll find us to be spirit-filled, overflowing with joy, and yet with a celebratory seriousness that is embodied in one of the expressions of our United Church of Christ denomination: “Our faith is 2000 year old; our thinking is not.” There is always more truth and light to break forth – our God who loves us so dearly always has more to share with us.
Another core aspect central to our shared faith is that no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. My own journey has taken me from coast to coast and back again a few times, through a career in higher education and then a call to ministry. As you come to know the faithful folks who gather each week to worship our amazing God, you’ll see this being lived – folks whose journeys span the spectrum, from lifelong members to new discoverers to exploring seekers, and everyone in between. We rejoice in the beauty of the diversity of God’s people, and we know it is a gift that we may come from so many different places in life and yet be called together in faithful community.
I hope you will come and experience Henrietta United Church of Christ for yourself. You will be warmly welcomed, and you know you that you are loved deeply by God.
Peace and blessings to you,
Rev. Jason Boyd