Los Altos United Church of Christ

Open and Affirming:
Welcoming All God’s Children

The United Church of Christ established a designation for churches who openly and proudly welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons to all roles in their congregation. In 2015, Los Altos United Church of Christ completed a study process and voted to become an “Open and Affirming” congregation.

Please take a moment to read our statement of welcome below.


Statement of Welcome

The Love of Christ for Each Person Knows No Bounds, and…

We, at Los Altos United Church of Christ, celebrate the diversity of God’s creation, and seek to be a community of Christians who live in openness to the voice of the Still Speaking God.

We celebrate family in all its diverse forms and honor, support, and bless all loving and committed relationships.

As we seek to live out our mission to live Christ’s compassion and promote justice, healing and wholeness of life we welcome into our community persons of every gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing and family structure.

We invite and welcome all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings, and joys of our congregation as we seek to grow together in faith and love.

We remember our promises made at baptism, therefore, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey; you are welcome to this United Church of Christ.

Adapted from the Statement of Welcome at Christ Congregational Church, Brockton, Mass.

All are welcome.

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.