We understand that Christians at their core are peace makers.
Peace Making takes energy and finances and operates out of the understanding that while
passivity can be imposed by a strong government, true PEACE emerges from Justice and
in our time that especially means Economic Justice.
Reacting to the history of many church bodies which have
officially excluded and/or condemned persons of minority gender identity, we have
felt that the evidence of God’s extravagant welcome is a more convincing guide to our
choices on this matter. We intend to operate our lives as open to all people of good will
and affirming of their contributions to this congregation and the larger community.
This particular congregation has affirmed our alliance with The Center for
Progressive Christianity – a national virtual organization of congregations from many
denominations that attempt to engage in theological conversations that take the Bible
Seriously, but do not believe that it was ever intended to be taken Literally. For more,
see the website of The Center for Progressive Christianity