Call to a Church Meeting
June 23, 2019
A meeting of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is called by the Executive Board for Sunday, June 23, 2019 in the sanctuary at 10 AM immediately following the 9:00 AM service. Child care will be provided for those attending. The meeting will commence at approximately 10:00 AM for the following purposes:
1. Considering the adoption of the Open and Affirming covenant as previously approved by the Executive Board. A copy of the proposed covenant has also been posted on the church bulletin board;
2. Update on the projected change in governance of the church;
We anticipate this will be a brief meeting and childcare will be provided.
Leah Sanders, Clerk
Open and Affirming Covenant
“Love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.” Luke 10:25-28.
We, the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, United Church of Christ, believe that all people are created in God’s image and are blessed and loved equally by God, and we believe that love is a unifying and strengthening force within our Christian faith. We seek to proclaim Christ’s selfless and unconditional love in what we teach and in how we live together in our congregation and our community. We declare ourselves an open and affirming Christian community, actively expressing Jesus’ inclusive embrace of all people. Trusting in God’s grace and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we commend ourselves to strive to fulfill this affirmation.
Therefore, we welcome all who seek to follow Jesus, including persons of every age, gender, race, national origin, faith background, marital status and family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, economic and social status, and educational background, to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings and joys of our church family. You are our neighbor and are welcome to be part of this loving community of faith.