Open and Affirming

 

Open and Affirming

We, the First Congregational Church of Granby, Connecticut, declare that we are an Open and Affirming congregation, a safe place for all of God's children. We welcome all individuals and families who desire to share in our community of faith. We affirm the dignity and worth of every person, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, mental or physical ability or sexual orientation. We offer all sacraments and rites to all who enter our circle of faith. We celebrate the gifts that each person brings to First Congregational Church and invite them to share in all areas of its service, leadership, activities, responsibilities and privileges.

We strive to function faithfully in response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Christ's principles of love and justice, grace and mercy. We believe there are no outsiders in a community that is observant of God's will. Led by Jesus' spirit, through our words and actions, we will work toward breaking down the barriers of prejudice.

  harbor  The Harbor

The Harbor is a community that gathers Sunday evenings in Cook Hall. We light a candle, sing some songs, and share communion as a sign of our commitment to one another. You are invited to bring your own theology and understanding to that ritual. Afer that, food and sharing!

You are invited to join us no matter who you are, who you love, how you move through this world, or what you do or don't believe. Dogs are completely welcome!

 

As an Open and Affirming church, we join our sisters and brothers in the United Church of Christ and all other persons who are committed to the struggle for justice, love and inclusiveness, with the example of Jesus Christ as our guide.

"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." (John 13:34)

Adopted May 2009

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