#BeUMC

I love the UMC.

I love the UMC 
cause when I was too famished
to function, 
I was nourished at the table. 

I love the UMC
cause when I was destitute
without a home, without a dollar,
I was equal at the table.

I love the UMC
cause when I’m sad
or anxious or depressed, 
I lay my laments at the table.

I love the UMC 
cause when I’m too far 
from home, 
I’m surrounded by family at the table.

I love the UMC
cause I see that God’s grace
precedes me and justifies me
and my cup runs over at the table.

I love the UMC 
cause my curly-headed nieces and nephews,
no matter their ethnicities or orientations,
are welcome to meet me at the table. 

We’re all the same at the table.

I love the UMC
cause those different from me
are empowered, encouraged,
and capable of serving at the table. 

I love the UMC
cause it’s clear to me 
that we’re better
together at the table.

I love the UMC.
I am UMC, let’s be UMC together.

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