Is an Open and Affirming (ONA) Church
Cathleen Sheil-Hopper Announced that after a long process, on May 15, 2016 St. Peter UCC was given its official designation as an OnA (Open and Affirming) congregation.
While the process was a long one, we as a congregation have sought and continue to seek to be more Christ like in our words, actions and deeds. As part of the process we, as a congregation wrote our on covenant:
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” (John 13:34)
We, the members of St. Peter United Church of Christ, seek to be an expression of God’s love in the world. We welcome all people into the full life and leadership of our congregation. Our welcome includes people of all ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, family configurations, economic circumstances, and physical, cognitive, or emotional abilities.
As a congregation, we are committed to celebrating the diversity of God’s people. We seek to be good stewards of the earth and of all the resources entrusted to our care. As followers of Jesus, we are committed to seeking the divine image in each person. We believe that God is still speaking in this world. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at St. Peter United Church of Christ.
Full video of liturgy of "Light in the Broken Places" for Orlando at Amistad Chapel UCC in Cleveland Tuesday.