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First Christian Church Baltimore - Open and Affirming Statement

Open and Affirming  

We are First Christian Church, Baltimore. We believe in the inclusive Love of God and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ cuts across all barriers that fragment and divide us. We recognize that we are all created in God’s Image, even as we differ in race, age, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, physical or mental condition, gender identity, family structure, spiritual journey and life circumstances.

We proclaim God’s comprehensive welcome to all, especially those who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in church and society. We also affirm that full and equal participation in leadership roles and our church activities is open to all.

As we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love to all Creation, we say without reservation, “Welcome to the Table.” We pledge to work for the day when society will welcome all in the same way Christ welcomes.