Today’s message was a dose of the history of the United Church of Christ, our denomination, on this our 60th anniversary of being a denomination! Learn about the four branches who became two denominations and then, on June 25, 1957 in Cleveland Ohio, voted to become one. Learn about how we’ve lived out this vote, and why it matters to each of us. And learn about how we as a denomination have stayed together even as we’ve taken on controversial topics: the key to our work has been, in addition to God’s grace, our commitment to covenant and autonomy, and our understanding of what’s essential and what’s peripheral. And in it all, God has guided our feet! May God continue to guide us in our next 60 years and beyond.