We strive to carry these ideals into
the world throughout our daily lives.
Steven & David, Mom & Aunt Joan
Our ONA Statement
We are a community of faith that affirms that
all people have been reconciled to God and one
another through Christ's sacrifice and love.
In the living out of our covenant we are called as a spiritual community to actively accept and welcome
each and every one of God's people
regardless of differences that may distract or
divide us such as race, gender, faith, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation,
or physical abilities.
We specifically extend our welcome and
embrace with open hearts and
doors to lesbian, gay, and bi-sexual people
because we recognize the fear,
discrimination and injustice they
face within society.
Therefore, we declare ourselves to be an
Open and Affirming (ONA) Church.
By so doing we affirm that every person has
worth as a special and unique creation
made in God's image.
We commit ourselves to appreciating and
affirming all people and to
defending their spiritual, civic, and
human rights to justice and well-being
in our Church and communities.
Bylaw Amendment Approved March 29, 1998.