Open and Affirming

As followers of Jesus, the Christ, we, the people of the United Congregational Church of Holyoke, extend our whole-hearted welcome to all and declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ.

We welcome and invite into our community persons of every age, gender, race, nationality and heritage, educational back-ground, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and are invited to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellow-ship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, membership, blessings and joys of our church community as we follow in the way of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome in this United Church of Christ.