Open and Affirming

First Christian describes itself as a faith community that is open, active and loving.  We welcome all to feast at God's Welcome Table and we mean that.  First Christian of St. Paul is an Open and Affirming Congregation, meaning that we extend open arms to people from diverse backgrounds including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.  No matter who you are, if you want to follow Jesus Christ, we are happy to have you join in the journey.

Open And Affirming Statement
“The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul, Minnesota, is an open and affirming ministry, openly welcoming persons of all gender expressions, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, creeds, classes, ages, marital status and physical and mental abilities, to join us in following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ our Lord and in a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.”

Employment Nondiscrimination Policy
“Because First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul is part of a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world believing in the dignity and worth of all of God’s people, employment, membership, and participation in any church activity is open to all without regard to ethnicity, race, skin color, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, marital status, age and creed.”

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