Inclusivity & Welcome at La Foret
Open and Affirming declaration:
The Board of Directors of La Foret affirm that all persons are created by God and are equal in worth and dignity. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming facility of the UCC, welcoming into full participation in the Body of Christ persons of every race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic origin, physical and mental ability, economic status and nationality. We joyously pledge ourselves to be an Open and Affirming facility, providing a safe welcome for a diverse people.
Peace with Justice Declaration:
The Board of Directors of La Foret believe Jesus’ teachings call us to enact shalom, to live in wholeness, harmony, community well-being and with equal justice. We affirm a process of justice-making and peace-making which encourages open dialogue, reconciliation, constructive change and nonviolence. Therefore, we are called and committed to being a Peace with Justice Facility of the UCC in our operation, education, community life and outreach.
Blessing of Unions and Same-Sex Marriage
The Board declares its support of UCC Clergy and other denominations regarding the blessing of unions and same-sex marriage
1. We declare support of clergy who preside at services recognizing and blessing the union of persons who are committed to live in covenanted, committed, mutually respectful and loving relationship. This may include persons of the same sex.
2. We affirm the same-sex marriage resolution passed by UCC General Synod 25 in Atlanta.