LGBTQ

In January 2011 the Vestry (governing board) of Christ Church passed a resolution defining Christ Church as an intentionally "Open, Welcoming, and Affirming" community of faith. This resolution reflected two years of discussions the parish held during its interim time 2009-2011 in which members of the parish articulated the core values of this church. 

Not every member of the parish was prepared for this resolution and some have struggled with it. However most people in the parish affirm the teachings of Jesus to "love your neighbor as your self" and to embrace all people as equal in God's eyes. The parish includes single and partnered LGBTQ persons as members, some of whom serve in leadership roles. This is one of the areas in which this parish is growing in maturity and faith, seeking to deepen our relationships with all people, and be a faith community for every one who is seeking to know God more fully in their lives.

The Rector (priest) and Vestry, along with Bishop Gibbs, celebrate marriage equality. We have performed same gendered blessings since 2011 and same gendered marriages since 2015.