We acknowledge that throughout history, religion has often condemned and excluded diverse groups because of attributes like race, gender, ability, sexual orientation or social status. Kingsbury UCC wishes to make clear that we do not support exclusion or discrimination on any such basis, nor do we wish to be understood to tolerate it through silence.
We, the congregation of Kingsbury UCC, declare ourselves to be open and affirming: With God's grace we strive to be a church that includes all people. It is our intention to be faithful to Christ's commandment, "... love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12). We believe that all persons are children of God and we joyously acknowledge God's extravagant welcome to all of humankind.
This fellowship warmly receives all who desire to share the blessings of participation in the full life, membership and ministry of the church, regardless of race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic background. We commit to work diligently toward the goal of being inclusive and accessible to all people. We particularly desire to reach out with love and support to those who suffer intolerance and discrimination in the wider world. It is our fervent hope that by offering empathy, compassion, acceptance and love to each person, we will live in the spirit of St. Paul's words, "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).