What we're about

By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who…

1. Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life;

2. Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey;

3. Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to: Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, Believers and agnostics, Women and men, Those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, Those of all classes and abilities;

4. Know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe;

5. Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes;

6. Strive for peace and justice among all people;

7. Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth;

8. Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love.

Upcoming events (5+)

San Jose Women's March 2019

80 S 5th St

We will meet on the steps of the Urban Sanctuary building at 10:30 AM and then proceed to the rally and march start point at City Hall just a half block away. The rally and march have 5 hours set aside, so bring a water bottle and a good snack! March organizers ask that people RSVP on Eventbrite so they can get a headcount. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-san-jose-2019-truth-to-power-tickets-53226173919 You can learn more information at the SJ Women's March Facebook page. There is a sign making gathering on Friday. https://www.facebook.com/events/281629439166915/

A new progressive Christian collaboration in San Jose

First Christian Church

A spiritual startup in the United Church of Christ, Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community and an established congregation, First Christian Church of San Jose are exploring a spiritual collaboration on Sunday mornings. Come as you are to Urban Sanctuary at 10 a.m. for music, silence, inspiration and free offerings for the children.

Progressive Christianity 101

First Christian Church

Many people ask why we need a modifier like progressive? Why do some of us call ourselves progressive Christians? Over the course of this spiritual adventure in our emerging congregation, I have learned how much damage has been done in the name of the Christian faith and in the name of Jesus’ teachings. This means that it is essential to say who we are and how we strive to be radically inclusive in creative and new ways with our words and our actions. Join us for an engaging series with multiple teachers and lots of chances for engagement as we explore the tenets of progressive Christianity. The series begins Sunday April 15th at 11:30 a.m. Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, believers and agnostics, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, those of all classes and abilities are welcome to join the conversation!

A new progressive Christian collaboration in San Jose

First Christian Church

A spiritual startup in the United Church of Christ, Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community and an established congregation, First Christian Church of San Jose are exploring a spiritual collaboration on Sunday mornings. Come as you are to Urban Sanctuary at 10 a.m. for music, silence, inspiration and free offerings for the children.

Past events (283)

Progressive Christianity 101

First Christian Church

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