An Open and Affirming Congregation

On Palm Sunday 2017, the West Lebanon Congregational Church, U.C.C voted unanimously to adopt a Welcoming Covenant and to become an Open and Affirming Church in the United Church of Christ. On Pentecost 2017, the vote was made official. You will find those words of welcome and commitment below.

“As a faith community, the West Lebanon Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, affirms that each individual is a child of God. We are called to be an inclusive and diverse community, welcoming all people regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental and physical ability, family composition, culture or economic status…” (WLCC Welcoming Covenant)

We invite everyone to join in our common life and mission through participation and leadership in the congregation, and by fully sharing in the worship, rites, and sacraments of this church. We commit to modeling a community of faith and spirit that works toward openness and understanding, offering justice, healing and wholeness of life for all people.