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We, the members of St. John United Church of Christ, declare ourselves to be an open and affirming congregation. We know that as the Church we are many members, but one body in Christ. With Christ we affirm that we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, and that we are called to act as agents of reconciliation and wholeness within the world and within the church itself.
We pledge to welcome people of all races, ages, abilities, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, sexual orientations and gender identities into the full life and ministry of the church.
We affirm and celebrate all loving and committed relationships. We seek actively to include and support those who because of fear and prejudice find themselves in exile from a spiritual community. We commit ourselves to caring and concern for all.
Adopted unanimously on
Sunday, November 9, 2003
Annual Congregational Meeting
St. John United Church of Christ
520 Fairfield Avenue
Bellevue, Kentucky 41073
The United Church of Christ has formed a Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Concerns. The Coalition is a national organization for LGBT
concerns and is officially recognized by the UCC as a related, self-created