ONA Statement of Emmanuel U.C.C.
“Emmanuel UCC is a church that has a passion for God, and compassion for all, embracing Micah’s call to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our Lord.
We are Emmanuel— loving, giving, sharing, and ready to face challenges for the sake of God’s Kingdom.
We are an inclusive and diverse church, a worship and ministry center of Agape Love that is willing to actively participate in the community, and welcome God’s children, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, culture, and socio-economic status.
As we live out the teaching of the commandments, the preaching of the prophets, and love of God made known through Jesus Christ, we continue to extend our welcoming arms, discarding oppressive systems and hurtful ideologies that harm God’s Creation and prevents our Sisters and Brothers from experiencing a complete life.
Following the actions of Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we proudly declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Church.”
Adopted by the congregation on December 14, 2021