Open and Affirming Statement 2012

Open and Affirming Statement

We, the members of South Congregational Church, UCC, of Kennebunkport, Maine, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation.

We strive to be a congregation that includes all persons, embracing differences of sexual orientation, gender and its expression, marital standing and family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, racial and cultural identity or background, and educational and socioeconomic status.

We welcome all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our congregation’s life in Christ.

We commit ourselves to making justice and inclusivity a reality in this congregation and in the world. We rely upon the healing, unconditional nature of God’s love and grace to be our help and guide. 

Adopted by a vote of the congregation, January 23, 2011

  

We welcome you to South Church and invite you to worship with us.

If you are visiting, we hope you will enjoy the grace and serenity of the Sanctuary and join us for Sunday morning worship, followed by refreshments and fellowship.