OPEN AND AFFIRMING
Land of the Sky United Church of Christ has extravagant welcome at its core. We affirm people from all walks of life into the full life and leadership of the church. While this claim is for each and every beloved child of God, it is particular in its celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. The wider United Church of Christ calls its bodies to claim the designation of Open and Affirming in the local congregation, as they so desire. Having been founded out of the ethos of extravagant welcome and living as an Open and Affirming congregation from its beginning in May 2009, the Leadership Team at Land of the Sky UCC voted unanimously on March 20, 2011 to embrace this designation as one of the many ways we live out of our mission to Love Abundantly.
As a community living into the unity for which Jesus prayed, we welcome the beautiful spectrum of God’s people-of every race, nationality, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, and ability-into the full life of the church. We desire to love abundantly by covenanting to live lives that are reconciled to God, self, and neighbor. We seek to welcome the stranger as one through whom we might learn a deeper truth about the God who is love. Together, we participate in acts of mercy to witness to God’s love in the world through Jesus Christ.
To learn more about the United Church of Christ and the Opening and Affirming Coalition, click here.