Liberated theological thought is an essential component of our faith journey. It allows us to question and challenge traditional beliefs and interpretations, and to explore new perspectives and understandings of God and our role in the world. By embracing liberated theological thought, we can break free from oppressive and exclusionary interpretations of scripture and theology, and instead cultivate a faith that is inclusive, diverse, and empowering. We believe that this process of liberation is ongoing, and we are committed to creating a space where all are welcome to explore and grow in their faith journey.
The Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore logo has two symbols and our church name. The Ankh is an ancient Egyptian symbol that represents our African heritage and belief in eternal life. It shows the unity of masculine and feminine forces and is gold to represent how we become pure through life's challenges. The triangle represents each manifestation of the Godhead and is blue to represent the quality of life we strive for. Our church name represents the unconditional love and power of our spiritual family, where we come together in unity despite our differences.
Libation is a ritual celebrated at Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore to honor our ancestors. It involves pouring an offering of liquid, such as wine, to invite the ancestors to participate in our worship. This tradition is common in many ancient societies and religions. During the ceremony, we ring bells and beat drums to alert the ancestors, and some individuals may kneel as a sign of respect. The minister says a prayer honoring our ancestors and the liquid is used to anoint those needing prayer. After the service, the libation is poured out counterclockwise in the earth to bless our future.
Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore is a welcoming, African American-founded church that offers a traditional "Black Church" worship experience. Our theology is progressive and inclusive, and we actively support members of the LGBTQ community. We believe in inclusion for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, ability, nationality, age, or other differences. Our focus is on cultivating a deeper connection to our divinity and God power, and we work to end oppression in our local and national communities. While we are a Bible-believing church, we do not hold the Bible as literal or absolute. As part of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, we are committed to the ever unfolding revelations of God in this present age.