Redlands UCC is active in the Redlands Area Interfaith Council (RAIC) that promotes healthy interfaith relationships and other ways to improve our community.
Mental and Spiritual Health
Redlands UCC was instrumental in the founding of the Citrus Counseling Service and we’ve been supporters ever since. Redlands Citrus Counseling Service is an excellent group of “mental health specialists that believes in the power of community, faith and excellence.”
Homelessness and Poverty
Redlands UCC is very concerned about the plight of those who are in poverty and/or homeless in Redlands. That is why we participate in the Redlands Charitable Resource Coalition which helps coordinate relief and housing programs for people in need.
The Fifteenth General Synod of the United Church of Christ affirmed the church as a Just Peace Church. The Just Peace Church vision is a hallmark of United Church of Christ theological identity. For over two decades, the Just Peace Church pronouncement has inspired a grassroots movement of UCC congregations committed to corporately naming and boldly proclaiming a public identity as a justice-doing, peace-seeking church. The Just Peace pronouncement articulated the UCC position on war and peace distinct from other approaches such as crusade, pacifism, or “just war.” Grounded in UCC polity and covenantal theology, the position focuses attention on alleviating systemic injustice of all types using non-violence and calls us to offer the message, grounded in the hope of reconciliation in Jesus, that “Peace is possible.”
Locally, the group Citizen’s Action for Peace, often uses our building for programs and educational events for the cause of peace making.