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Welcome Statement

(adopted by vote of the Congregation, November 18, 2012)


Portage United Church of Christ has a rich tradition of being a welcoming congregation. No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

We affirm that each individual is uniquely created and loved by God. We recognize that we are called to be one body with many members.

We affirm that we are a welcoming community to all people, regardless of faith background, beliefs or doubts, age, color, gender, nationality, physical, mental, or emotional ability, or economic or social status.

We affirm that we welcome all people regardless of marital standing, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We welcome all into the full life and ministry of the church.

While we do not all think or believe exactly the same things, we are united by the love of God and a vision of greater hope for our world.

We seek to grow in our understanding of a God who still speaks and commands us to love each other while serving others. You are welcome here just as you are.