GOD IS LOVE AND LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE!
Founded in 1982 by Archbishop Carl Bean, the Unity Fellowship Church Movement (UFCM) is an international movement of churches working together to facilitate social change and improve the lives of those who may feel less than welcome at their houses of worship. At any Unity Fellowship Church, we take to heart the words “God is love and love is for everyone!” Our primary work is to proclaim the sacredness of all lives, focusing on empowering those who have been oppressed and made to feel excluded and ashamed. UFCM brings the message of God’s unconditional love and the principles of liberation theology to often ostracized communities. UFCM opens its doors to all of God’s people, especially those fighting for social justice. The churches within our movement offer those seeking to worship God, in spirit and truth, a place to come just as they are.
MISSION STATEMENT: To be a faith-based congregation that nurtures and proclaims mutual respect and the sacredness of all life. We confidently proclaim, teach, and empower members of the GLBT and affirming communities through scriptures and other sacred writings. Through social action, we will empower, educate, and stand for those who have been oppressed and rejected.
VISION STATEMENT: To introduce to some, affirm to others, and enhance for all the validity of God in all life.
UFCDC | God Is Able
Unity Fellowship of Christ Church of Washington, DC (UFCDC) has been preaching and teaching that “GOD IS ABLE” to the DC, Maryland, and Virginia communities since we opened in 2002. Archbishop Carl Bean and UFCDC’s Founding Pastor, Elder Rev. Dyan Akosua McCray established UFCDC in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement (UFCM) in 2002. UFCDC preaches and teaches hope, the power of love, and unity to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) community. UFCM and UFCDC have been advocating for social justice, faith, equality, and love for all of God’s children, regardless of orientation, gender identity, age, or other ways in which society continues to marginalize them.
STAFF & LEADERSHIP
UFCDC LITURGICAL STAFF
Founding Pastor, Rev. Elder Dyan H. "Akosua" McCray firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Paul Fulton-Woods email@example.com
Min. Elbert J. Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org
Min. Chantay J. Parris email@example.com
Min. Sharon D. Humes firstname.lastname@example.org
Min. Frank W. Long, Jr. email@example.com
Min. Dynel Spencer-Riley firstname.lastname@example.org
Dea. Natalie L. Leach email@example.com
UFCDC CHURCH OFFICE
Pastor’s Aide Team – Connie Fox firstname.lastname@example.org
– Mia Duvall-Humes email@example.com
Church Clerk – Earl-Rodney Holman firstname.lastname@example.org
GIA: UFCDC God Is Able Newsletter – email@example.com
UFCDC MINISTRIES & AUXILIARIES AND LEADER/CONTACT
149 Liturgical Dancers – Tanya Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org
Agape Praise Choir – Minister Sharon D. Duvall-Humes email@example.com
Children’s/Youth Church – Cynthia Diane Lowe firstname.lastname@example.org
HIV/AIDS Ministry - TBD
Hospitality and Noon Prayer – Minister Dynel Riley-Spencer email@example.com
M.O.R.E. Men On the Rise Eternal (Men’s Ministry) – TBD
Olkiama Auxiliary (50+ years old) – Jackie Cooke firstname.lastname@example.org
Umoja Dono Drummers – Minister Chantay J. Parris email@example.com
Usher Board – Cheryl Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
W.I.S.D.O.M. Women In Service Dedicated to Our Ministry (Women’s Ministry) – Rev. Debora Ruffin email@example.com