When you walk into the room, God joyfully yells out your name the way everyone welcomes "Norm!" on Cheers. God extravagantly welcomes everyone, and so do we.
Zion is an Open and Affirming (ONA) church which means that we cherish every person, with a specific commitment to cherishing LGBTQ folks. At Zion, there are no barriers to full life and leadership for anyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, race, age, orientation, ability, or any other "status."
Listen to Mary Harris's personal testimony of being welcomed at Zion, from our Open and Affirming Sunday annual celebration.
- Always seek to affirm the person that you are with loving hearts and open minds.
- Follow the way of Christ Jesus with you in loving and being loved by both God and neighbor, with the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit.
- Love you for the person you are by living out our denomination’s promise that “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at Zion UCC.”
(Portions adapted from the Affirmation of Welcome of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, ELCA; Philadelphia, Penn.)