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We are Open & Affirming

posted Feb 19, 2016, 8:48 AM by Martha Day
Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church is now officially an Open & Affirming (ONA) congregation!  After prayerful consideration, the congregation voted to become ONA at annual meeting in January, and in February we received our official ONA designation from the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition. “Open and Affirming” is the United Church of Christ's designation for congregations which make a public statement of welcome and inclusivity to all persons.  These are our public statements ...

Open & Affirming Statement:  We invite everyone to full membership and participation in the life, leadership, ministry, and mission of this church. We welcome all people regardless of background, circumstance, race, ethnicity, family configuration, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, and age. 

Mission Statement:  The mission of this church is to love God and love one another in our congregation, community, and world, through worship, serving, and mission. We seek to build a community of faith and service where all are welcomed, as Jesus Christ welcomed all. We affirm each person as a child of God, and we embrace and encourage our common values as well as our unique differences.