six:eight UCC was a new church in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. We have discontinued meeting.
The name six:eight comes from the Bible verse Micah 6:8, and gives us our three core values – “Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly with God.”
Each month, six:eight gathered people to take part in service projects that range from sorting donations at the Maryland Food Bank to picking up trash along Baltimore waterways, to planting trees and helping seniors have a fun night playing bingo. We also encouraged one another to speak up for our neighbors and our environment in the public square.
There were usually 10-15 of us meeting on a Sunday, and one of the most important parts of our time together was the time we spent in conversation – getting to know each other and learning together what each week’s Bible story means for our lives. We started each week with this community welcome: “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
Spirituality is at the heart of what it means to us to be a church. Our music was a mix of bluegrass, Americana, and modern and traditional hymns, with many of them originals or new arrangements. Worship is centered in story – the story of God’s love for us in the Bible, and our own stories, and how the two are in conversation with each other. God calls us to both prayer and action. Church helps us connect to both and to support each other as we do.
Want to know more? Get in touch with Pastor Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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