Open and Affirming Resources

On February 8, 2015 Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ unanimously adopted the following OPEN AND AFFIRMING COVENANT;

Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming congregation.  We recognize the diversity of human nature as part of God’s creation and therefore are committed to being inclusive.  We embrace people of every age, race, gender, cultural and faith background, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, mental and physical ability, marital status, political affiliation and economic circumstances.  We affirm all families and relationships founded on love, respect, responsibility and trust.  Part of our mission is to work for a just and loving world, giving recognition to all human needs in this unique time and place. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.


The following persons led Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ led the church through two years of exploring and discerning what it would mean to declare that our congregation is Open and Affirming. Our Open and Affirming. They continue to explore and advance opportunities for the church to become even more open and affirming of all persons.
Keith Stevenson, Chair
Rachel Costello
Deanne Dreschler
Chris Raap
Daune Sebastian
Joe Wachowski
Jane Workhoven
Kurt Kalas, Moderator
Peggy McClanahan, Pastor
Please feel free to let them know what hopes, questions or concerns you might have.


United Church of Christ Open and Affirming Coalition

The Blue Book: What We Wish We Had Known

United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries


United Church of Christ resources on racial justice