Gunnison Congregational Church - United Church of Christ (GCC-UCC) exists to be an authentic, inclusive, and opening and affirming community of faith centered in Christ.
We believe God has called us to celebrate our faith in service to our community, to support and nurture spiritual growth, and to promote justice and peace. We are inclusive, recognizing the equality and dignity of all people. Our ministry prepares us for an active faith, supporting alliance building with initiatives that are consistent with our mission and values. We also support the wider mission of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ and the world-wide mission of the United Church of Christ. Our church is open to all as a teaching and resource center.
We value the Bible, using its history of humanity's encounter with and understandings of God over the centuries in our worship and life together. We are especially grateful for the accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ found in the New Testament.
We value the shared experience of the method and discipline of contemplative prayer for all who seek a deeper personal experience of the divine presence.
We value the practice of open communion, the sharing of bread and wine in Jesus' name, which is a representation of God's love for all people.
We value lay ministry.We value all people. We are committed to all people just as they are without regard to race, faith, culture, or sexual orientation. We value the dialogue and friendship between people of differing perspectives.
We value a commitment to the Holy Spirit. We are committed to spiritual creativity and encourage the use of our unique spiritual gifts.
We value service, justice, and peace. We are committed to justice and common security from violence; in our homes, our church, our community, and throughout the world. We are committed to resolution of conflict through peaceful processes.
We value God's creation. We are called to be good stewards of our natural environment.
In light of our mission, vision, and values, GCC-UCC has entered into the following covenants: