We are an Open and Affirming Congregation

Our Statement of Inclusion

In keeping with the life and teaching of Christ Jesus, we joyfully and unconditionally welcome all people of any age, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ability or social or economic status into our community of faith. We affirm the humanity of all people as unique individuals made in God's image. We also affirm the special gifts that each person has to offer. We invite all to participate in the full life of the church and covenant of our Christian community.

Core Values and Guiding Principles

As we journey down our spiritual paths, our members will be guided by the following core values and principles: 

·     Compassionate Caring ACC is a community that supports one another, in times of trial and in times of triumph.

·     Openness - ACC welcomes all seekers by creating an accepting, inclusive and non-judgmental culture.

·     Fellowship - ACC offers us abundant and varied ways to come together as a Christ-centered community.

·     Celebration - In worship and in daily life, we joyfully celebrate God’s creation and the opportunities, challenges and blessings we have been given.

·     Spiritual Growth - ACC encourages us to explore traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices so that we might discover our unique call from God.

·     Participation - ACC provides opportunities to use our gifts, passions, musical and other creative talents to lead and support the congregation’s vital ministries.

·     Service to Others - We affirm that our commitment to our own church must be balanced with our social responsibility to all humanity.

·     Risk-taking - ACC is a dynamic, innovative and courageous church that embraces and initiates change.

·      Justice - ACC acts boldly to seek fairness and equal opportunities for all.