We are deeply saddened by the recent acts against African-Americans and by what African-Americans have suffered through the generations.

The events have made very vivid the unique pain and challenges that African Americans in the US experience on a regular basis. We support our black brothers and sisters and continue to affirm, as we always have, the great need for unity and love between all races as the Bible states.

We continue to confirm what our affirmation of Bible beliefs and values has always stated:

"We, as a multi-ethnic church family, are a church committed to love and unity among people of many cultures, races, and nations together in Christ. Our command from Jesus is to reach “all nations” with the gospel so we seek to heal the wounds caused by the sin of racism and division. The church best represents Jesus’ intention when made up of every race and ethnicity in one unified family."