We declared ourselves to be a “Multiracial and Multicultural” church because we warmly, enthusiastically, and intentionally welcome people of all races and cultures.
Our congregation expresses its commitment by:
- affirming and living out our faith in God as revealed through Jesus Christ;
- knowing we are interconnected with people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures;
- embodying and rejoicing in these diversities as gifts to the human family;
- welcoming all people into the community of faith without discrimination because of color, race, ethnicity, language, or culture;
- formally recognizing and utilizing the racial and cultural varieties of gifts within the context of Christian unity;
- struggling within church and society to rid ourselves of the sin of racism which has prevented an authentic embrace of the races, ethnicities, and cultures in our denomination;
- making multiracial and multicultural inclusiveness a key organizing principle for church in society;
- working for justice and peace throughout the global community;
- reflecting in our membership the changing demographics;
- declaring ourselves an anti-racist congregation.