God's Love is Open and Welcoming to All

As Christians committed to loving our neighbors, the pursuit of justice, and acknowleding our baptismal vow of 'rejecting evil,' we vow to be a community that is a safe space for all. In order to live out that reality, we commit to the following ways of life. 

Open and Affirming

LGBTQ+

As a ministry of The First Congregational Church of Verona, United Church of Christ, we are an Open and Affirming community. We take heart in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and honor the principle that discrimination of any kind is incompatible with Christ’s unconditional love.

We believe that every person has worth as a unique creation made in the image of God. We therefore welcome into the life of our church all persons, including but not limited to those of every race, culture, age, gender, socio-economic status, physical or mental ability, marital status, faith, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.

We celebrate and give thanks for the diversity in which God created and loves us. We welcome all to share in the ministry and companionship, worship and sacraments, leadership, responsibilities and blessings of participation in our congregation.

Anti-Racist

Black Lives Matter

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Inter-Faith

Radical Hospitality

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We associate with the following movements

Bridge of Faith

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Black Lives Matter

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First Congregational Church of Verona

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Open and Affirming Coalition

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Rahab's Rope

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Women's Empowerment

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