Open and Affirming Covenant
The Village Congregational Church of Whitinsville MA, United Church of Christ, honors the beauty and uniqueness of each expression of God’s diverse family as well as our oneness in Christ. We are an Open and Affirming (ONA) church, believing that each of us is created in God’s image. As Jesus taught us, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)
Our congregation welcomes all who attend or wish to attend, including people of all ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, family configurations, economic circumstances, education, physical, cognitive or emotional abilities and spiritual traditions. We affirm all our differences whether disclosed or undisclosed.
We pray for all to participate fully in the life, leadership, ministry and mission of this church as we seek to grow together in a safe and nurturing community of faith. We invite everyone to share in worship, sacraments, responsibilities, covenants, fellowship and blessings of our congregation. We aspire to support each other in worship and life as we experience our individual challenges, joys and successes. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are truly welcome here!