Open and Affirming

“Come to me” Jesus said, “all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest"  (Matthew 11: 28)

“In this church we strive to follow Jesus and to imitate the open welcome and the unconditional acceptance he showed to every person he met.” (Mt Vernon UCC Constitution)

“Responding to the grace of God, the Mt Vernon Zwingli United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming congregation.  We welcome all persons, including those of all races, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, family structures, faith backgrounds, abilities and economic circumstances.  We recognize all people as children of God, welcome all people to worship and serve with us and consider all who come to be a necessary part of this fellowship with all its privileges and responsibilities.”