We are a church that believes that God is still speaking. In 1620, when our spiritual forebears prepared to leave Europe for the New World, their pastor, John Robinson, sent them off with this historic commission: "God has yet more light and truth to break forth out of his holy Word." We hear God telling us that Jesus didn't turn people away, and neither would the UCC. No human label — straight, gay, white, black, Hispanic, disabled, or anything else — can be a barrier to membership in a UCC church.