Open and Affirming Mission Statement for

Chapel Street Congregational Church


We, the family of Chapel Street Congregational Church, UCC, gather together the gifts of God through worship, fellowship, and mission. We dedicate our time, talent, and tithes to serve faithfully by providing a place where one feels acceptance and affirmation. As a caring and welcoming community, using the Bible as a resource and the teachings of Jesus as our guide, we joyfully welcome everyone, without exception, into God's covenantal community.  We believe that "No matter who you are and where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here", regardless of race, ethnicity, class, age, mental status, family structure, physical ability, sexual orientation or gender expression. We believe we are called as Christian disciples to strengthen community, nurture hope, promote wholeness, foster healing, seek justice, and build God's kingdom.