What Does it Mean to be Open & Affirming?
We have a long history of being a Progressive, Inclusive, and Accepting Congregation.
Our adoption of the Open & Affirming statement made that public and official.
We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God interpreted by human beings and that it tells us about our relationship with God and one another. Scripture is the living word of God that does not end on the last page. While our faith extends back 2000 years and beyond, our thinking does not. We interpret our faith in the here and now.
While we take the Hebrew & Christian Scriptures seriously, we believe in a Still Speaking God that guides what we do and how we reach out.
Every generation needs to reinterpret the teachings of Jesus to make the world a better place to live.
Jesus’ message is one of love, inclusion equality and acceptance. Calvary strives to practice what Jesus preaches. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”