The Sunnyslope Church, dually affiliated with the Church of the Brethren and the United Church of Christ, voted this fall to become an Open and Affirming congregation. According to the bylaws of the congregation, a two-thirds majority was needed to pass the proposal. That threshold was easily exceeded.
The designation as an Open and Affirming congregation means that we declare ourselves to be open to, and affirming of, a wide variety of our society. That is made clear by the statement that was approved to appear in our newsletter and on our website, as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter account. That statement is as follows: