The church community is unlike other communities you know. There's the same sense of common mission and place. Some will say church is all about the people. Yet truthfully people come and go with life changes. In a church community the intimacy is real and the mission is shared not because we have common politics or upbringing, but because we have God in common. All other barriers to relationship breakdown when we say "we are one in Christ Jesus." At First UMC we have diverse ethnic backgrounds in our worshipping congregation. When voices are lifted for prayer there are several accents and always various ages and genders. We have a multicolored church held together by the hand of God. Our whole community is in God's hand. And that just feels good.