Open and Affirming Statement
We, the faith community of Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC, declare ourselves to be open and affirming. As Christians who seek to follow the example of Jesus, we affirm the dignity and worth of all persons, embracing with joy differences of sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age mental and physical ability, as well as racial, ethnic or social-economic background. We welcome all to share in the life and leadership, ministry and fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessing of participation in our congregation.
Adopted by the Congregation May 19, 2002
The following addendum to the church’s vision of welcoming new people to the community was adopted by the congregation at the 2005 Annual Meeting on January 23, 2005.