Open and Affirming

Together, we share the joy of discipleship and service to God with all who desire to join in the life of our Church.  God created each of us. As recipients of God's grace and love, unearned and freely given, we are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We celebrate every person as a child of God created in God’s image.  We welcome people of every age, economic status, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, mental and physical ability, political affiliation, and sexual orientation. Accordingly, we the members of the
 St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Downers Grove, declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation.


Adopted by the congregation - January 29, 2012.  We are UCC ONA Congregation #995!