Wellington United Church of Christ

Office Address:
2649 W. 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(Located on the lower level of the Christian Peacemaker Teams offices)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 804687
Chicago, IL 60680-4108




Mission Statement

Wellington United Church of Christ is a Christian church with a focus on living our faith in action. We are ecumenical in outlook and background, respecting other faiths and traditions as paths to God. In response to God's radical inclusively, we welcome people of all races, ages, and sexual identities. As an Open and Affirming Congregation, we affirm sexuality to be a gift from God and celebrate all loving relationships. We use inclusive language in scripture, liturgy and hymns, as we experience God as both Mother and Father, and also to acknowledge the equality of all people. As followers of the God of Life we acknowledge God's call to non-violence as a basic tenet of our faith. We affirm and publicly declare our opposition to and denouncement of physical and economic violence, war, weaponry and any form of state-sanctioned violence and death; including: conscription, military service, physical or mental torture, and the death penalty. And we affirm our covenant "with one another to . . . take upon ourselves the struggle with all the powers that bring war, oppression, injustice . . . and death." In so doing we declare our support for civil disobedience in opposition to the powers of violence and death and we encourage and support Conscientious Objection.

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