Open & Affirming
We, the members of Veradale United Church of Christ, declare ourselves an Open & Affirming Christian community, seeking to live out Christ’s inclusive love for all people.
We will not discriminate.
Jesus modeled hospitality & openly affirmed diversity and so do we. Because we believe that all people are created in God’s image, all people are loved equally by God, and we are called to love and bless one another, we welcome all persons of every age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, national origin, faith background, marital status and family structure, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, economic and social status, and educational background, to share in the life, leadership, ministry, mission, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our church family. As we grow together in faith and love, we will continue to celebrate the diversity in which God has created us.
(This Open and Affirming statement was adopted by congregational vote on December 11, 2011)