Our Shalom Statement
Saint Andrew has been an inclusive, open and affirming community since its first gathering in 1990. We adopted this statement and became an “official” Open and Affirming Congregation early in our journey. The mission of the Open & Affirming Ministry Program is to build a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to the table of Christ’s communion and to the full life and leadership of the Christian Church.
Saint Andrew Christian Church is a shalom community; a gathered people, seeking God's peace, justice, healing and wholeness in every part of our lives and world.
Celebrating our diversity, rejoicing in our unity, we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability or thought.
As members of the family of God, we share our beliefs, doubts, struggles and growth.
Recipients of God's boundless grace, forgiveness and love, we in turn offer our gifts and invite the fellowship, gifts, leadership and spirit of all who share God's passion for shalom.