As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people in our world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Our world is a place of alienation and brokenness.
Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness. We are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.
We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ "there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female" (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one. We acknowledge that this reconciliation extends to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Because gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring and concern. It is for this purpose that we affirm the following:
... that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God;
... that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome within the membership of this worshiping community and
... that as members of this worshiping community, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this community.