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St. John’s UCC in Belvidere celebrates ONA Recognition
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. John’s UCC in Belvidere invites you to celebrate with them their official recognition into the National Open and Affirming Coalition. On April 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s UCC, 401 N. Main Street, Belvidere, Ill. Rev. Justo González II, Interim Conference Minister will be speaking at this recognition ceremony.
WELCOME STATEMENT: “We at St. John’s live and work in the midst of God’s love. And in that spirit of love, openness and inclusiveness; we extend that love to all who come into our midst, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, race, nationality, skin color, culture, differing abilities, age, or political affiliations, to participate fully in all aspects of St. John’s life and ministry. Our ministry is to bring the good news of Christ’s love to all who we encounter. Our work in God’s name is to tear down walls and build community, to walk with each other through all of life’s circumstances, to provide for those in need, to offer comfort to the hurting and the sick, and to lift up the brokenhearted. Where we fail, we ask for God’s forgiveness, and ask the Spirit and our brothers and sisters to challenge us and help us to do better.”
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 544-3773.
All are Welcome!