Summer Worship 9:15 am

 (No Sunday School) 

Nursery Available

(May 27th - September 2nd)

 St. Paul's United

Church of Christ

Mechanicsburg, PA



 

An Open and Affirming

       Congregation. 

WE ARE AN OPEN AND AFFIRMING (ONA) CONGREGATION OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Everyone Is

Welcome

Gay and lesbian persons are so accustomed to being the exception to that stated “everyone” that they and their loved ones have to overcome a tremendous barrier to take a chance on being open to a church.  A statement lessens that barrier.  Intense debate about the place of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people in our society has occurred for many years. Widespread discrimination and hostility continues. In the midst of this, many Christian churches proclaim that homosexuality is sinful. Not all Christians agree. Many Christians believe that persons of all sexual orientations are part of God’s good gift.

 

 

OUR COVENANT

About Our Covenant

St. Paul’s UCC Covenant has now been in effect since May 18, 2003 and reaffirmed on May 20, 2018.


On May 18, 2003, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ declared itself an Open and Affirming congregation, after a period of prayer, study, and conversation. On May 20, 2018 we reaffirmed our Covenant at our 15th year ONA celebration. With this reaffirmation,  we updated terminology that has changed over the past 15 years since St. Paul's UCC became Open and Affirming.



Extravagant Welcome

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.

 

We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.