We Will Send No One Away
To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable, we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful. –Edward R. Murrow
WHEREAS Spring Creek United Church of Christ is a community of Christians that strives to be "...inclusive, reconciling and caring in our ministry to each other and to the wider community..." [from our mission statement], and
WHEREAS our members are people of faith who believe each of us is in need of God's love, guidance and grace,
THEREFORE, be it resolved that we are Open and Affirming (ONA) to all people who seek God's blessing, regardless of ability, age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or national origin.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, we commit ourselves to the continuing process of understanding God's intentions for us as human beings, proclaiming and sharing God's extravagant welcome in this place for all people.
Open and Affirming in the UCC (Taken from the UCC website)
Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ's (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Spring Creek took a bold step back in November of 2007 to proclaim themselves to be an "ONA Congregation. Many UCC congregations had not made that commitment then. However, more and more congregations are seeing themselves as ONA Congregations. We thank God for that!