We are an Open and Affirming church 

We actively seek to expand our welcome to all peoples, regardless of their sex, sexuality, race, gender identity, social location, economic or immigration status, theology, or history. We humbly recognize the challenge of this commitment and we eagerly anticipate change as we grow and learn. As an Open and Affirming church, we:

a. Act as a community resource, both as a physical space and as a spiritual center, by reaching out to individuals and organizations consistent with our values.

b. Demonstrate our hospitality by providing full and inclusive accessibility.

c. Express our identity in the public sphere through visible acts of solidarity and invitation.

We are a God Is Still Speaking church

We recognize the Hebrew Bible and New Testament as our sacred Scriptures, and as such we expect them to speak to our lives today, in the 21st century. We question their content and wrestle with their challenges, welcoming and encouraging both doubt and faith. We affirm that it is in this wrestling that our commitment to the historical faith and the present community are and will be deepened. As a God Is Still Speaking church, we:

a. Engage historical symbols of faith and apply them to modern life

b. Explore opportunities to express our understandings of faith in action

c. Examine our institutions in terms of the call God has placed on our community

We are an Authentic Relationship church

We desire to be in meaningful, mutually supportive relationships with one another. We believe that the core of Jesus' message was to learn to love others the way God loves us, and we are learning to do so both within and outside of our church community. As an Authentic Relationship church, we:

a. Support mutual growth and wellness through small group and whole church connections

b. Create an empowering atmosphere of welcome where individuals are encouraged to share their personal gifts in community

c. Intentionally and consciously renew a space where it is safe to be authentic



The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.

We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.