Fairport Harbor Congregational Church UCC

An Open &Affirming Congregation


We are an open & affirming congregation


On Sunday, August 13, 2017, by a unanimous vote of members present (which was over 50% of total membership), we voted to accept the following covenant:


Fairport Harbor Congregational Church is growing God’s community with acceptance, equality, and love.   With the help of the Spirit we see the image of Christ in every person and we reflect the love of the still speaking God to all. We reclaim, proclaim and live the definition of everyone to be the exclusion of no one.  Through the grace of God we are a congregation that strives for justice for all creation and as we continue this journey in unconditional love and reconciliation we extend a specific invitation to LGBTQ persons, their families and allies. With this deliberate and intentional covenant we declare Fairport Harbor Congregational Church to be Open and Affirming and we welcome everyone into the full life and work of this faith community.


From the pastor

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A Message from the pastor

 

Growing God's Community with

acceptance, equality, and love.

 

Fairport Harbor Congregational Church UCC is a faith community of people from all ages, backgrounds, cultures, ideas, lifestyles and life circumstances. We strive to offer an extravagant welcome to everyone and invite you to come and join us.

 

Our Sunday service follows a traditional format in an informal, flexible way and includes a variety of music styles. Our worship includes all ages from our newest baby to our wisest elder, everyone praying, singing, experiencing God together in ways that are age-appropriate and faith forming.

 

We serve, we study, we worship, and we journey together as followers of Jesus through life's joys and sorrows, successes and challenges. We hope you will come and see.

 

Tina Green, pastor

WHO IS UCC

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


The Church of Firsts

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


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.

MEET OUR PASTOR

TINA GREEN

Pastor

Tina Green has served in ministry for over 20 years, as a Christian educator, youth director, and pastor.


In her free time, Tina spends time with her family, her dog (Samwise), and a stack of books. She also enjoys a good workout, riding rail trails with her husband, and cherishes moments of quiet.


Tina has a B.A. in Education and is licensed to serve in pastoral ministry through the United Church of Christ.





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