What is an "Open & Affirming" congregation?
Our congregation's denomination, The United Church of Christ, designates us "Open & Affirming" because we have made a public statement of welcome into our congregation's ministry and full faith community to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Adopted by the congregation, 23 October 2005:
We, the congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
of Lincoln Township, make this sacred promise:
As our Lord Jesus Christ welcomed and affirmed the stranger, the lost, and the lonely, so do we welcome and affirm all God's children as they are.
We accept each seeker, regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, marital status, nationality, race, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status, and we invite each to God's table in full fellowship.
You may learn more about the Open & Affirming program here: The UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns.
If you have any questions concerning our position or your participation in our congregation, please contact us.