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We are deeply saddened to hear that the 200-year-old UCC congregation in Lahaina, Hawaii, has lost all of its properties. As a community, we must come together to support our brothers and sisters during this time of crisis. 

To donate, please visit UCC Disaster Ministries

Let us stand in solidarity with the Lahaina congregation and show them that they are not alone in this difficult time.

 Open and Affirming 

"We declare that First and St. Stephen's United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming Congregation.

"We believe that all people are sacred in the eyes of God, welcome at God's table, and entitled to full and equal participation in the life of the church.

"We recognize that congregations have historically condemned and excluded some persons and groups of persons from the institutional church, whether through an active effort or through complicit silence.

"In response to our understanding of Christ's invitation to the table, we declare that we will continue in our struggle to be open and affirming regardless of sexual orientation, age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental abilities, and we will work to show our understanding of the Realm of God as a place of diversity and justice by our actions and our witness in the world."

Voted at a Special Congregational Meeting 2013.

The UCC Coalition for GLBT Concerns