OUR FAITH COMMUNITY
Welcome to the Congregational Church of Vergennes' website. We invite you to experience our Open & Affirming Christian community. It doesn't matter who you are, from whence you hail or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome.
Our church family is comprised of people from many different religious backgrounds and faiths. Together, we share a common belief in Christian fellowship and love. We share our time and talents at Sunday worship services but also throughout the week as we seek to live lives of kindness and compassion.
Our identity statement is as follows: We are a vibrant, Christian community-full of life, music and laughter. We gather to worship, explore and grow our faith. We embrace everyone, wherever they are on life's journey. We strive to love and serve with compassion and grace-as Jesus did-to make a difference in our community and beyond.
OPEN & AFFIRMING
The following statement was adopted by a vote of the congregation on September 22, 2013:
We, the members of the Congregational Church of Vergennes, Vermont, United Church of Christ, hereby declare ourselves an Open and Affirming Christian Community actively expressing Jesus’ inclusive embrace of all people.
We believe that all people are created in God’s image and thus are blessed and loved equally by God. We honor the worth and dignity of all people. We welcome all who seek to follow Jesus, including persons of every age, gender, race, national origin, faith background, marital status, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, economic and social status, to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, rites, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our church family.
The church community seeks to be a place of sanctuary, healing, inclusion, challenge and compassion.