Open and Affirming
We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation. We welcome into full membership and participation in our church all persons and their families, of every race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, economic status and personal opinion.
Living in Christ
We also reaffirm that lesbian and gay persons are welcomed within our community and are expected and encouraged to fully share their talents and gifts in the life of the congregation.
Living in Christ requires that we act so that lesbian and gay persons should not suffer from discrimination that threatens their basic human rights. In response, we call for justice for lesbian and gay people in our community and in our society.
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” ~John 13:34~
Everyone is Welcome
Too many LGBT people and their families live with the pain of having believed that “everyone” meant them, only to discover otherwise. No one should have to guess about the “boundaries of inclusion” of a congregation or other ministry.A clear welcome matters to LGBT adults who, seeking to share their faith and gifts with the church, often wonder if they will meet with silence or condemnation if they are “out” in church. It matters to families which too often hide the fact that they have LGBT children or other relatives.Fearing the indifference or rejection of their church, they are cut off from support and sharing which would enrich them and their congregation. It matters to LGBT clergy who often feel that to serve the church they must hide their true selves and lives. It matters to all Christians who believe that God’s affirmation of the gifts of loving relationships and sexuality are not restricted to those who are heterosexual, and who look to their church to witness to God’s inclusive love and help them to better understand and live it.
Please join us for worship every Sunday at 10:00AM.
All are welcome!