We are all one, unified in Jesus Christ, and we believe that we are called as Christians to be a Community of Peace and Justice. Therefore, in the Spirit, we the members of Bethany United Church of Christ declare ourselves to be an Inclusive Church, open and accepting of all people without qualification including persons of any race, sex, age, nationality, marital status, physical or mental ability, economic status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and open and accepting of all family units including traditional, single parent, divorced, never married, same-sex, parents of LGBT, bi-racial or multi-racial.
We affirm the worth and dignity of all persons, just as Christ accepted all people he encountered. We believe that God's wondrous and inclusive love, Christ's church, and the Spirit's power are for all people, and that no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
We invite all who share in this vision to join us in the full life, membership, leadership, employment, and ministries of this Church as we strive to work for peace and justice for all of God's people.