LGBT/Open and Affirming

rainbow flagAt the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, we believe that each and every person is a beautiful child of God, made in God’s image.

Affirming and celebrating the diversity of God’s creation, we invite persons of every sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, racial and cultural identity, age, physical ability, economic circumstances, faith background and family structure to share fully in the ministry, leadership, and fellowship of this congregation’s life in Christ.

Seeking to follow the example of Jesus Christ, who welcomed all into his embrace, and mindful of the often painful history of LGBT persons in the church, we have joined with other Open and Affirming congregations of the United Church of Christ to stand with and enthusiastically affirm the right of LGBT persons to participate fully in the life of this congregation.