Our Open and Affirming Statement:
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” (John 13:34)
We the members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ value and welcome a diverse congregation. We believe all persons are created in God’s image and are loved, valued and blessed equally by God. We celebrate everyone including people of all ages, races, cultures, sexual orientation, gender identities and expressions, family configuration, economic circumstances, physical, cognitive or emotional abilities, education, or spiritual and religious traditions. We hereby declare ourselves an Open and Affirming Christian community, that all persons are invited to fully share and participate in leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our church family.
We strive to demonstrate in all ways that “no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” We commit to the ongoing work of an ONA congregation, trusting in God’s grace and guidance from the Holy Spirit, to fulfill this affirmation.
We encourage each other to bring questions, experience joy, feel included, and be part of something greater than ourselves. We support local programs as well as the Special Missions Offerings of the United Church of Christ. Welcome!