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We are an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ

Lyme Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is a diverse faith community under the lordship of Jesus Christ. We embrace, affirm, and celebrate our diversity with Christian love. We welcome and support all people, including, but not limited to, those of every marital, social, and economic status; and of every race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and previous religious affiliation. We declare our openness and affirmation to all, especially to those who have suffered prejudice, bigotry, and oppression.

We honor human relationships that are grounded in love, responsibility, mutual respect, trust, and fidelity. We offer all sacraments and rites to all who enter our circle of faith and extend all responsibilities and privileges to those who join us as Members.

Believing that this commitment can transform our faith, we gently encourage each other to remove all barriers. We rest secure in the knowledge that God's love is for everyone.

Adopted January 27, 2008

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