King Street United Church of Christ
Where Everyone Is Welcome!
On June 2, 2013, we voted to become an Open & Affirming congregation. This is a designation for congregations within the United Church of Christ that have gone through a process of education and exploration in order to declare themselves to be welcoming of all God’s children.
Our full ONA statement is as follows:
I will show love to those who were called “Unloved” and to those who were called “Not-My-People” I will say “You are my people,” and they will answer “You are our God” (Hosea 2:23).
With the help of God’s grace, we, the people of King Street United Church of Christ, celebrate the total identity of all people created in the image of God. We follow the call of Jesus to love God and neighbor by cherishing and honoring people regardless of race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, marital status or history, physical or mental ability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. We welcome all to share in the full life and leadership of our congregation.
With God’s guidance and love, we hereby declare King Street United Church of Christ to be an Open and Affirming Congregation. What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).
We will continue to find ways to live into this calling and commitment, so that we will fully be the welcoming, inclusive place God calls us to be.
King Street United Church of Christ seeks to embody the love of God by welcoming all God’s children, caring for one another and serving the world around us. Striving to follow in the ways of Jesus, we honor spiritual questions and celebrate the unique gifts and sacred journey of each individual.
WHAT WE DO
We unite together through our faith and trust in God, revealed in Jesus Christ, who lives in us through the Holy Spirit. We welcome into this church family all who seek fellowship with God, and we promise to watch over and care for one another. <MORE>
There’s no doubt about it. We love our church. We love the fact that no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. We love the fact that we don’t have to check our brains at the door or toe the party line.
REV. PAUL'S SUNDAY SERMON
With Childlike Wonder
SUNDAY - January 17, 2021
Our faith is a journey. Sometimes, we can see the way ahead. Other times, we get lost in the fog. Ultimately, though, we're called to keep moving, trusting God's spirit to guide us.