We are proud to be Open and Affirming

We are proud to be Open and Affirming

Pilgrim Church of Duxbury received confirmation from the United Church of Christ in December 2018 that it has been officially been recognized as an Open and Affirming congregation.

 

What does this mean?

 

It means, among other things that everyone, no matter where they are on life’s journey, is welcome at Pilgrim Church. It means that people of “every age, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, ethnicity and race, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic status” may enter into the “full life and ministry of this church.”

 

To become so recognized, the congregation adopted a welcoming statement. That statement reads as follows:

 

“Inspired by God’s love for all people, we the members of Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, United Church of Christ, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation.

“Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, we invite people of every age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity and race, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic status to enter into the full life and ministry of this church.

 

“Guided by the Holy Spirit, we seek to be an expression of that unconditional love and to welcome all of God’s children.”

 

If you live in Duxbury, or anywhere on the South Shore, please feel invited to attend any one of our worship services Sunday mornings at 10.

Lynn DeHart announces Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 that Pilgrim Church of Duxbury has been officially accepted as an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. Standing with her is the Rev. Bill Ferguson.
Church Council chair Drew Thawley holds a microphone for ONA committee chair Lynn DeHart as she makes a motion for the church to become Open and Affirming at a special church meeting Oct. 14, 2018.

Check out our Facebook page to see a gallery of photos from the day the congregation voted in favor of becoming Open and Affirming.