First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Chattanooga, TN

Welcome Statement

We, the people of First Christian Church, experience God’s welcoming love through Jesus Christ and affirm the worth, dignity, and gifts of all people.

As Disciples of Christ,

We seek God’s wholeness in a fragmented world by proclaiming the inclusive message of Jesus and practicing unity through shared worship, community service, and open dialogue.

We host the table as Christ did, offering a wide welcome to membership and full participation in the ministries of the church to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities, nationalities, disabilities, family structures, backgrounds, economic circumstances, and theological and political perspectives.

We nurture the Spirit of justice in our life and ministry in Chattanooga by working to embody God’s love, peace, and hope.

We welcome ​You.

Adopted by the congregation--October 27, 2020

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