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Open and Affirming Declaration

In accordance with our discernment of God’s will as expressed in the life and teaching of Jesus, we, the First Congregational Church of Burlington, VT (United Church of Christ) declare ourselves Open and Affirming.

We celebrate the sacred worth of all persons as unique individuals made in the image of God.  Whatever your age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or physical, cognitive or emotional ability, we invite you to find a safe and nurturing spiritual home with us.  All are welcome to participate, fully and without reservation, in the life, leadership, ministry and mission of this church as we seek to grow together in a community of faith.

Declaration adopted by members of the First Congregational Church of Burlington at a Special Congregational Meeting held on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

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