To say that we are “Open and Affirming” means that we have publicly declared that all LGBTQIA+ people are welcome in the full life and ministry of our congregation. There is a spirit of hospitality and a willingness to live out that welcome in meaningful ways in our church. The Open and Affirming message is that God has given us the gift of a wide spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity and non-identity, biological makeup, and the many expressions of humanness for all to embrace. Feel free to share with us your preferred pronouns as we get to know each other. God’s love, Christ’s church, and the Spirit’s power are for everyone. Seriously. Everyone.