Mission, Purpose, and Open and Affirming (ONA) Covenant of Trinity Church
Voted November 20, 2016
The mission and purpose of the people of God gathered as Trinity Church of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts is to GATHER as God’s people, to GROW in faith, love and service and to GO into the world as disciples and apostles.
We, an ecumenical shared ministry church, welcome all people to be part of this fellowship. We seek to reach out beyond our walls to our neighbors everywhere. In our life together, under the grace of God, we strive to live out the challenge of the prophet Micah to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8)
As a fully open and affirming church we affirm that each individual is a child of God, deserving of our love and our companionship. We promise to walk together in faith recognizing that we are called to be like one body with many members. We seek to know and love God and our neighbor and as ourselves in covenant with others of every race, ethnicity, creed, class, age, gender, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as together we journey together toward the promised realm of God.