"We believe there is still more light and truth to break forth from God's holy word."
- We take the Bible seriously, but not literally.
- Worship God with joyful hearts and open minds.
- Include children in the life and ministry of the church.
- Celebrate creativity and the arts.
- Seek to be inclusive of ALL people.
- Believe that growth in wisdom and understanding happens at all stages of life.
- Are committed to working for justice for all people and for the environment.
- Care for one another laugh easily, and rest in God's love.
- Looks to Jesus as teacher, prophet, and Child of God.
Open and Affirming
At Church of the Good Shepherd, UCC, we acknowledge that we don’t all believe the same things – and we celebrate that! Each of us is on a journey of faith, seeking to serve God and walk in the ways of Jesus the Christ as best we can. Our lives lead us down different paths. As a community, we strive to love and support one another along the way.
We seek to be inclusive of all persons without regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, economic status, or personal ability.
We recognize the diversity of human nature as a part of God’s universal plan and affirm all families and relationships founded on love, respect, responsibility, and trust.
We are a SAFE church. Download our Safe Church Policy.
We welcome into the full life and ministry of our church all those who seek Truth through Christ’s teachings.
For more information about what it means to be an ‘Open And Affirming” congregation, you'll find links and resources to The United Church of Christ on our Resources page.
Diverse Community of Faith
Church of the Good Shepherd UCC is a progressive, diverse community of faith, friendship, and service.
We are a member-led congregation. The Church Council oversees the life and ministry of the church on behalf of the congregation. Comprised of Officers, Ministry Team Leaders, and Members at Large, the Church Council is elected by the congregation during our annual June meeting,
We don’t all believe the same things – and we celebrate that! Each of us is on a journey of faith, seeking to serve God and walk in the ways of Jesus the Christ as best we can. Our lives lead us down different paths.
As a community, we strive to love and support one another along the way.
Justice and Equality for All
We are intentionally anti-racist, seeking justice and equality for all people, everywhere. We work to eliminate racism and prejudice in ourselves and to honor and celebrate the different racial identities and backgrounds in our church family.