We are an Open & Affirming Church
We, Wichita United Church of Christ, recognize that all persons are created equal in God’s image and are loved, valued, and blessed by God. We are an inclusive and diverse church; a place of unconditional love that inspires all individuals in our community, regardless of race, culture, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, and socio-economic status. We invite all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings, and joys of our congregation as we seek to grow together in faith and love.
We will demonstrate our faith by actively living out this covenant as an expression of our shared mission and covenantal relationship with one another as a congregation and individuals to all who encounter us: Everyone Welcome. Seriously, Everyone.
The United Church of Christ (UCC) came from a series of unions of multiple Protestant traditions in the 20th century. There were several churches in Wichita that joined when the United Church of Christ was created in 1957. To learn more about the roots of the UCC, check out this short course published by the national body of the United Church of Christ.
Many members of Wichita United Church of Christ have seen additional unions in their church histories, with the combining of multiple UCC churches over the years in the Wichita area. Wichita United Church of Christ is currently the only UCC congregation in Wichita, and the only church in Wichita officially registered as an Open & Affirming congregation with the Open & Affirming Coalition.