Magnolia United Church of Christ (Congregational)

Adopted November 17, 1996

As a diverse people who united to form the United Church of Christ,

As a pilgrim people who on our journey of faith pray for “courage in the struggle for justice and peace,”

As a compassionate people who continue to seek justice and mercy for all who are oppressed,

We declare ourselves an Open and Affirming congregation who recognize all people are uniquely loved and valued by God; and we welcome diversity of race, abilities, sexual orientation, gender, age, religious backgrounds, opinion, marital status, and economic condition. As an inclusive Christian community, we affirm each person’s unique contributions. In our journey of faith, we seek to be responsible to God and one another.

We commit ourselves to continue exploring what it means to be faithfully Open and Affirming in a changing world. In this process, we shall strive to love each other more fully as God has enabled us to love, rooted in an honest and compassionate relationship with one another.