"Never place a period where God has put a comma."
Zion United Church of Christ South Bend
-Gracie Allen


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Zion United Church of Christ / 211 S. St. Peter Street / South Bend, IN 46617
We Are Open & Affirming
We recognize Christ's great mandate for inclusion, celebrate and give thanks for the diversity in which God created us, each in God's image and loved by God. In this spirit, our family of faith declares itself to be Open and Affirming and a Peace with Justice church, welcoming and affirming all people as children of God regardless of marital status, race, cultural heritage, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or religious tradition.

We welcome all people seeking a church home into the full life, membership, leadership, and employment of Zion Church.

We celebrate family in all its diverse forms and honor, support, and bless all loving and committed relationships.

We commit ourselves to work diligently to end all oppression and discrimination which afflicts God's people in our society.

"On Friday [November 7th, 2008] the UCC's national office purchased full-page colored ads in upcoming issues of the three largest LGBT Newspapers in California in order to offer pastoral support to the LGBT Community and others opposed to Proposition 8."
UCC's Response to Prop. 8
Rev. Ben Guess Communications Director United Church of Christ
Click Here for PDF of Zion's Open & Affirming Statement
Click Here to find out more about Proposition 8
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