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Church signs go viral and rack up 18,000 likes on Facebook

Religious buildings can be intimidating for first-time visitors, however this church is using billboards to extend an invitation to anyone.

Reverend Adam Ericksen leads Clackamas United Church of Christ (UCC) in Milwaukie, Oregon, which has gained a reputation for preaching acceptance.

The church has racked up over 18,000 likes for constantly updating the billboard outside of their building with messages about inclusivity, as well as showing support for social issues backed up with bible scriptures.

Bored Panda has rounded up a selection of the most popular signs from the church to show how it has continued to spread love even in times of difficulty.

Bored Panda has rounded up a selection of viral signs from Clackamas United Church of Christ (UCC) in Milwaukie, Oregon, including one about the cost of healthcare

Say something! One sign from the church displayed a quote by American theologian James Cone who urged people to fight against oppression

Another billboard message called for all people to have access to a universal living wage

Have a heart! The church used their billboard to challenge attitudes towards transgender people

One billboard argued Jesus was a person of colour who was murdered by state sanctioned violence

Another sign saying about money being spent on war instead of helping those in need used lyrics from late rapper Tupac to get the message across

Save lives! A member of Clackamas United Church of Christ donned a face covering as the church encouraged others to wear a mask

One sign called for the nation not to glorify war just days after coming together to celebrate Christmas 

Another billboard encouraged people to embrace the mindset of Jesus that has been preached about, instead of focusing on the label of being Christian

Practice peace! A quote by author Matthew Distefano was shared in the hopes of inspiring people not to twist scriptures

One sign advised those who deny the importance of women to read about Jesus' encounter with a Samaritan woman

Another message encouraged people who are struggling with their mental health to seek professional help

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