We, the congregation of Lakeville United Church of Christ, Massachusetts, declare ourselves an Open and
Affirming congregation. We will reach out with love to any and all people who enter our doors with faith
in Jesus Christ as Savior. We recognize all human beings as worthy and loved by God. We affirm and
support all relationships based on love and mutual respect and grounded in Christian faith, and we
declare to the wider community that we are an open and loving community for all people, irrespective of
age, race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, cultural background, socio-economic
status, mental or physical ability, marital status, or any other distinctions of society. We shall be a
beacon of light and a place of faithful joy in this community and the world, sharing with and caring for all people.