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East Church’s Vision Statement:

As a congregation, we act in accordance with the collective decisions of our members, always praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. After a time of work and prayerful discernment, we adopted the following as our vision:

Drawn together in the presence of God
and inspired by Christ’s example,
we will grow in the Spirit,
embrace change,
and seek newness of life,
building and serving community.

The vision guides our communal life and is foundational for our ministries and programs. One important outgrowth of this Vision Statement was the congregation’s decision to become an Open and Affirming Congregation. In February of 2004, the church voted to adopt our Covenant of Community statement, explicitly extending our welcome to all, regardless of sexual orientation.

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