To be a Church, that is to be an organisation which is in some way distinct from a social club - the Lions, or Kiwanis, is to have some attribute, central to its life and character, regarding God. The Unitarians are not, from what I can see, an actual church in the normal meaning of the word, for no particular belief in God, nor any belief in God at all, is required. (Is it a philosophical fellowship?)
There has been lively debate about the faithfulness of the United Church for many decades.

 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 
The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (2 Co 5:17–21). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
A friend and colleague asked a question about forgiving himself. His question came at a moment when I was thinking through the same issue. Responding to him helped me to find, for him, some thoughts that I needed to hear, and perhaps you will find these thoughts helpful:

I was performing a wedding recently, and I realized that many of the guests had a second reason for being there. Of course they were there to celebrate, encourage and support the young couple in their marriage, but they were also there to be renewed in their own relationships. You could see couples holding hands and glancing at each other with that “Remember when?” look.

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and incense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. (Mt2:11012)

The Wise Men – Everything they did finding Jesus was the wrong thing. They consulted the stars to foresee the future, which, if they knew the Hebrew Law, God had forbidden.

They went to King Herod,


A quick Lenten commentary on the four Gospels, chapter by chapter.

New 2-3 chapters will be published each day through Lent 2020.