"All Are Welcome" . . . isn't enough
Open and Affirming (O&A) is the official designation of the United Church of Christ which affirms full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT) in the church's life and ministry. Currently North Community Church is undergoing a spiritual discernment process about O&A. Charged by the church’s leadership group (Council), a volunteer study group formed in March 2017 to educate themselves and the congregation about O&A. It has presented Bible study and speakers for the congregation and held a brunch for congregational conversation in November. During the month of January 2018 members of the study group are answering the most commonly asked questions during worship and making themselves available for congregational conversations during coffee hour. The Study Group will write a welcoming statement and bring it to the congregation for approval in the near future. Our hope is to make known to the community at large that we welcome all of God’s people to our church family.