Valley City CUCC had a special meeting this past Sunday, March 12, in which the congregation voted on whether or not to approve a newly formed “Open and Affirming” covenant. The covenant was unanimously passed. As a result, we will become an “Open and Affirming” church and will be listed as such on the national UCC website. Further, we have also made a commitment to welcome all people into our church; a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, race, financial status, or physical/emotional ability does not determine entry into the Congregational United Church of Christ of Valley City.
While we have made this stand, we realize that we are not a perfect congregation. We hope to use this covenant as a means of understanding and celebrating other people’s thoughts, traditions, and viewpoints.
Stay tuned to our church’s website and FB page for further information on how we will celebrate our new standing as an “Open and Affirming” church.