Open and Affirming Statement, Adopted January 11, 2015:
We, the members of Elon Community Church United Church of Christ, believing that everyone is created by God and that we are called as Christians to be an inclusive fellowship, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation. We are many members with the right of private judgment and the liberty of conscience, and wecelebrate that we are one body in Christ. We believe that God's love, Christ's church, and the Holy Spirit's power are for all people,regardless of their color, gender, age, ability, economic situation,sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression - or any other distinction. We see these differences not as barriers, but as blessings, and we welcome all people into the full life and ministry of this church. We will, with God's help, live by this commitment in our actions as a faithful congregation.