Open and Affirming
God Is Still Speaking
Authentic Relationship

MISSION

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

VISION

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.

BELIEFS & CORE VALUES

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. 

 


AFFILIATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS 

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

"Admiral Church embraces the inclusive trajectory of the United Church of Christ. 

For example, in 2006, Admiral Church voted to become an Open and Affirming Congregation... 

As time passes, other opportunities to express our progressive values may occur to further describe our openness to all." 

- Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ Bylaws, Approved by Congregational Vote on 1/28/2024