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We delight and celebrate with our God in the marvelous variety and diversity of God’s creation. We believe all are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. At the same time, we realize that our world is a place of brokenness and estrangement, with many disparities caused by established systems of privilege and dominance contributing to racial divisions, prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination.
Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness. The Gospel challenges us to be agents of healing in our community. The letters of St. Paul remind us, ...God, who reconciled us... through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation...
Therefore, we the people of St. Stephen’s, welcome all, and will work to ensure the welcome, inclusion, celebration, and advocacy for people of all races, ethnicities, ages, physical and mental abilities, socioeconomic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
We seek the Holy Spirit's guidance as we work to create a safe and welcoming place for all. We also pledge to remain engaged in God's work of love, justice, and reconciliation in the world.
We are present in sorrows and joys, in celebration or grief, to be the heart of Christ with one another.
Peace & Justice
We acknowledge the brokenness and inequality of our world. We advocate for the dignity and value of all people created and loved by God.
Acceptance & Openness
Christ has made us one and extends this reconciliation to people of all races, genders, identities, orientations and abilities.
We share sacred spaces to experience the holy mystery of the Divine presence through meaningful, creative worship.