than perfect people seeking to live out God’s perfect will.
Our Vision Statement Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to
show hospitality to strangers, For by doing so, some have entertained
angels unawares. Hebrews 13:1-2
believe that Christ sent his disciples to preach the gospel to diverse peoples
of the world.
We desire to enrich our church with a diversity of people so that we may enjoy
and learn from our differences, and more importantly, our similarities.
We therefore welcome and encourage diversity among church members and officers
(elders, deacons, and ministers of Word and sacrament).
We invite all people who seek to follow Christ to join Waverly and to
participate in all of its activities, including church leadership and
We will work towards the elimination of any obstacles to such full
participation regardless of race, age, financial condition, gender, sexual
orientation, or physical ability.
We stand in solidarity with all people of good will who seek to eliminate
discrimination based on sexual orientation.
We confirm as a central part of Waverly's mission the continuous re-creation of
a welcoming environment so that we may continue to reflect the beauty of all
We are a church committed to making unconditional love real in the lives of
people inside and outside our community. Mission
appeals to the people inside to help those outside.
We live out our mission
joyful worship, continuing spiritual education and stimulating study,
and making God’s love real.