The Comma used in Irvine UCC and the United Church of Christ branding is part of the “God is still speaking,” movement in our denomination.
There’s a lot to the UCC Comma. The comma was inspired by the Gracie Allen quote, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.”
For the UCC the Comma is a new way to proclaim “Our Faith is 2,000 years old, our thinking is not.” The Comma invites us to believe that God speaks through other people, nature, music, art, a theorem, the Bible, and in so many other ways.
The Comma pin reminds us of the unusual religious freedom and responsibility to engage the Bible with our own unique experiences, questions, and ideas.
The Comma reminds us to balance our rich religious past with openness to the new ideas, new people, and new possibilities of the future.