CCCPB Open and Affirming Statement

    The Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach, United Church of Christ seeks to be a witness of God's love to the world. We seek to struggle to discern God's current action in the world and the meaning of the Gospel of Jesus the Christ for our own historical hour. As a community of faith it is our intention to honor and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that God demonstrated God's love for all persons in reconciling the world to God's-Self through Jesus Christ. We seek to take seriously the invitation extended by Jesus in Matthew 11:28 "Come to me all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (RSV)
    We welcome all people who desire to know and serve God and God's people. Since we are called to love God and each other, in the spirit of openness we welcome all of God's people. People of every age, ethnicity, economic status, ability, gender and sexual orientation are invited and encouraged to fully participate in the life and work of our community. We welcome and celebrate all who seek the experience of God's unconditional love and care.
    Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach, a congregation of the United Church of Christ, is an open fellowship striving to bring hope to all people and not harm. We commit ourselves to the healing/reconciling ministry of Jesus so that acts of violence, hatred and harassment of all people might one day disappear.