Open and Affirming
We are one of more than 1,300 churches in the United Church of Christ that has made a public and explicit welcome to the LGBTQ community and beyond through an Open and Affirming covenant. Through prayer, dialogue and congregational affirmation, we adopted the following covenant:
Following the example of Jesus Christ, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming church. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we welcome every one of any age, race, culture, family configuration, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, economic circumstance, faith background, education level and ability. All persons seeking a Christian community are invited to share and participate in the leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, blessings, joys and responsibilities of our church community.
“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28
“Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7