God Loves All People, No Exceptions
"Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"
We Believe in a God that is still speaking,
a God that is all-loving and inclusive
"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free."
"Gay rights are human rights."
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive."
United Church of Santa Fe Covenant of Openness and Affirmation
We know that, as Christians, we are many individual members, each with different gifts to offer and contributions to make. We know also that we are one body in Christ, members of one another. With Jesus, we affirm that we are called to act as agents of reconciliation and wholeness within the church and within the world.
As an expression of the practice and conviction of this congregation, we declare ourselves to be an “open and affirming church,” welcoming people who share a faith journey with Christ, and who share with us the covenant that binds us together regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic background, mental or physical disability, or sexual orientation.
We commit ourselves to caring and concern for our lesbian, gay and bisexual sisters and brothers by affirming that:
We believe that lesbian, gay and bisexual people share with all others the worth that comes from being unique individuals; and,
We welcome lesbian, gay and bisexual people to our congregation in the same spirit and manner by which we welcome all other members and visitors.