A Church of Extravagant Welcome
Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways. We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.
We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.
Gunnison Congregational Church wholeheartedly accepts and supports the purpose, vision and mission of the United Church of Christ. These statements were overwhelmingly affirmed by the UCC Board of Directors at their fall business meeting on October 20-22, 2016.
Our Purpose Statement (from the Gospel of Matthew)
To love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and our neighbor as ourselves.
Our Vision Statement
United in Christ’s love, a just world for all. Striving to imitate the life of Christ, the transformative United Church of Christ will encourage authentic connection and compassion between individuals and local communities. We will be invitational as well as self-reflective, engaging the internal work of welcoming radical difference and truth-telling against systems of oppression that have held God’s beloved people captive.
Our Mission Statement
United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.