We are a welcoming church
Open to the future
Extending Christ's footsteps into the world.
Rev. Dr. Donald Schmidt
Our Vision Statement
Following in Christ's footsteps, we will make a difference:
Inspiring each other to live transformed lives, reflecting
out to the unserved and the unseen in our community, and
Seeking diversity, peace and justice in our world,
With courage to be bold and to take risks, trusting in God in the present and
and Core Values
We believe God creates all people, offering each one of us abundant gifts and a love that knows no end. As
followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to live in this world and not withdraw from it, reflecting God's love to others.
We share the earth with many and our lives are bound together with theirs. Guided by the wisdom of Scripture, prayer
and the movement of the Holy Spirit we seek to live in community, caring for each other and for all of God's creation.
We welcome, celebrate and
give thanks for the diversity among us.
All people are respected and treasured for their varied life stages, marital
statuses, physical and mental abilities, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, economic diversity and cultural backgrounds.
The worship, ministries, services and leadership of this congregation are open to all as
we continually grow in faith.
It is here in this world, in the midst of our ordinary and extraordinary moments, that we find God's grace, comfort
Open and Affirming
Admiral Church is an Open and Affirming congregation. We welcome
all people to join us in every aspect of church life -- worship, membership and leadership. We are a people who have common
beliefs and values that we attempt to use to guide our worship, actions and decisions.
I AM THE UCC ...
My roots go back 2,000 years, but I am
very much now
I embrace modern intelligent thinking:
I can even be
lighthearted. My open-armed approach is
appealing to people of all races
and lifestyles. Which
might explain why
my congregations are diverse and
Another funny thing happens
when you're less judgmental.
You allow people to search, discover and
friends come to me to seek their own answers, look
inside themselves and explore their spiritual lives.
In the end, my personality is reflective of Christ's.
And eternally relevant.