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Open and Affirming Statement

North Haven Congregational Church is called to bind together followers of Jesus Christ to share in the worship of God, the mission of Christ’s Church, to make God’s will dominant in our lives individually and collectively, and to witness to the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We acknowledge that the Church is the Body of Christ.  It is one Body in Christ in which there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female.  Therefore, we welcome as members of North Haven Congregational Church women and men of all ages, tongues, races, abilities, circumstances, and sexual orientations who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and declare their commitment to the purposes and ministries of this congregation. We, the members of the North Haven Congregational Church bind ourselves  together as followers of Jesus Christ to share in the worship of God, the mission of Christ’s Church, to make God’s will dominant in our lives individually and collectively, and to witness to the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We confess that the Church is the Body of Christ.  It is one Body in Christ in which there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female.  Therefore, we welcome as members of North Haven Congregational Church women and men of all ages, tongues, races, abilities, circumstances, and sexual orientations who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and declare their commitment to the purposes and ministries of this congregation.