We are Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ

(commonly referred to as "Admiral Church")

We are an Open and Affirming church 

We actively seek to expand our welcome to all peoples, regardless of their sex, sexuality, race, gender identity, social location, economic or immigration status, theology, or history. We humbly recognize the challenge of this commitment and we eagerly anticipate change as we grow and learn.

As an Open and Affirming church, we:

a. Act as a community resource, both as a physical space and as a spiritual center, by reaching out to individuals and organizations consistent with our values.

b. Demonstrate our hospitality by providing full and inclusive accessibility.

c. Express our identity in the public sphere through visible acts of solidarity and invitation.

We are a God Is Still Speaking church

We recognize the Hebrew Bible and New Testament as our sacred Scriptures, and as such we expect them to speak to our lives today, in the 21st century. We question their content and wrestle with their challenges, welcoming and encouraging both doubt and faith. We affirm that it is in this wrestling that our commitment to the historical faith and the present community are and will be deepened. 

As a God Is Still Speaking church, we:

a. Engage historical symbols of faith and apply them to modern life

b. Explore opportunities to express our understandings of faith in action

c. Examine our institutions in terms of the call God has placed on our community

We are an Authentic Relationship church

We desire to be in meaningful, mutually supportive relationships with one another. We believe that the core of Jesus' message was to learn to love others the way God loves us, and we are learning to do so both within and outside of our church community.

As an Authentic Relationship church, we:

a. Support mutual growth and wellness through small group and whole church connections

b. Create an empowering atmosphere of welcome where individuals are encouraged to share their personal gifts in community

c. Intentionally and consciously renew a space where it is safe to be authentic


We are a welcoming church
God gifted
love centered
open to the future
extending Christ’s footsteps into the world


Following in Christ’s footsteps, we will make a difference:

inspiring each other to live transformed lives,
reflecting God’s light,
reaching out to the un-served and the unseen in our community,
and seeking diversity, peace, and justice in our world,

with courage to be bold and to take risks, trusting in God in the present and the future.


We believe God creates all people, offering each one of us abundant gifts and a love that knows no end. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to live in this world and not withdraw from it, reflecting God’s love to others.


We share the earth with many and our lives are bound together with theirs. Guided by the wisdom of Scripture, prayer and the movement of the Holy Spirit we seek to live in community, caring for each other and for all of God’s creation. 


We welcome, celebrate and give thanks for the diversity among us. All people are respected and treasured for their varied life stages, marital statuses, physical and mental abilities, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, economic diversity and cultural backgrounds. The worship, ministries, services and leadership of this congregation are open to all as we continually grow in faith. 


It is here in this world, in the midst of our ordinary and extraordinary moments, that we find God’s grace, comfort and joy. 



The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where 'they may all be one.'