No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a mainline Protestant denomination rooted in the free church tradition. This church and its members are represented at and involved in the wider work of the denomination through distinct, association, statewide conference and national General Synod gatherings. We are a church large enough to provide a variety of ministries and programs, yet small enough so that each member feels welcome and has something to contribute. Our membership represents a variety of ages, family situations, occupations and interests learning and growing in faith together.
We affirm together the following Mission Statement:
The mission of the United Church of Christ–Congregational, Delavan is to unite in our quest to authentically live our faith in our constantly changing world by: Exploring open and progressive theology, Embracing God’s diverse creation, Encountering God in relevant worship, Encouraging questions, Serving the community with commitment, conviction, love and compassion.
We are an open and affirming congregation.
We, the congregation of the United Church of Christ-Congregational, Delavan, embrace the designation of Open and Affirming. We regard all persons as creations made in God's very image, regardless of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, abilities, economic status, family structure, or any other label that would seek to divide rather than unite. We affirm the rights and responsibilities to all of full participation in the ministry of our church.
Rev. Laura McLeod