Find Hope Now

There are a lot of definitions of Christianity floating around in our polarized world today. Some that have recently gotten attention through a multimillion ad campaign at first glance offer a more inclusive historically accurate and tangible Jesus. But under the surface are the same people who promote anti-LGBT legislation, a denial of women’s rights to their own bodies, the campaigns of clear white supremacists, and the evangelical church.

At best, these ads - which could bring hope - seem to be an age-old bait and switch tactic. A person is lured in with the possibility of unconditional love to only find out there is a laundry list of rules, regulations and hoops. The reality is, in this model, who God created you to be is usually inherently wrong but the connection with the “right” church can remedy the problem.

This approach to sharing faith can lead folks to feel violated, abused, and most of all can cause irreparable harm and even death. Our approach is different. We promote a gospel of radical inclusion, a path that says no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are welcome here. This is a mantra you can hear in one of the nearly 600 congregational churches that make up the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.

This webpage is the beginning of an attempt to help people find authentic hope in a world that can sometimes feel hopeless.  It may not be a flashy ad on the Super Bowl but It’s an invitation that isn’t funded by right-wing propaganda or a false attempt to love. It's funded by small contributions from 100,000 people across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut who support their local churches in their communities so that there will be hope centers all over New England awaiting you with open arms.

Use our Church Finder to find a church near you.

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