Open and Affirming Statement

We at Linden Hills Congregational United Church of Christ joyfully welcome all who seek to know God in Jesus Christ and reach out to all people who have traditionally been excluded or marginalized by the church through barriers people create.


In declaring ourselves an Open and Affirming Church, we celebrate the sacredness of every person as a child of God. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to join in the full life and ministry of our congregation in the same spirit and manner we accept all new members.


We pledge to oppose discrimination and work for justice and inclusion of all persons in our journey of faith.

(Adopted by Linden Hills Congregational Church Annual
Meeting April 2001)