Center Harbor Congregational Church, UCC

Diversity Statement

 

We are called…

…to love God with all our soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbors as we do ourselves

…by Jesus to oppose discrimination and persecution of any individual or group of persons

…by our Church’s rich heritage to take action to achieve and maintain social justice

 

We strive to be…

…faithful followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, who commands us to love one another

…involved in and meeting the needs of those in our community

…open and welcoming to everyone, regardless of things that might divide us

 

We welcome…

…all people (including people of any age; race; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; economic status; physical, emotional and mental capacity; and those in traditional and non-traditional families)

…diversity of thought, talents, personal gifts, characteristics and experience

…the hard work required to serve God by serving others

…the mysteries of faith and the challenges inherent within the human condition

 

We acknowledge that…

…some people have been diminished by prejudice, bigotry and oppression

 

We affirm…

…that every person is a child of God

…the dignity and worth of each person

…the value of a welcoming and inclusive spiritual community

 

We declare ourselves to be…

…an open and affirming church that welcomes all God’s people

                                                (Accepted by the congregation on October 27, 2013

                                                 Recognized by the National UCC Coalition in February 2013)

Center Harbor Congregational Church

603-253-7698

chccucc@myfairpoint.net

PO BOX 229

52 Main Street

Center Harbor, NH  03226

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