Open and Affirming

On Sunday morning, September 20, 2020, our congregation voted to become an Open and Affirming congregation in the United Church of Christ.  The congregation adopted the following Welcoming Covenant Statement:

 

We, the Members of First Congregational Church, in the spirit of our commitment to honor all persons, declare ourselves to be a welcoming, Open and Affirming church. Following the teachings of Christ to love one another and with God’s grace, we seek to be a faith community that invites into its midst all persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, marital status, economic abilities and conditions, as well as mental, emotional and physical capacities. We welcome all to fully share in the life and leadership, ministry and fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of participation in our congregation. This means that you are welcome, no matter who you are, no matter where you are on the journey of life, for each one of you is a beloved child of God, and this household of God was not complete until you arrived.

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