First and foremost, we are a people of extravagant welcome. Webster Congregational Christian Church of the United Church of Christ, is an inclusive community, united by our faith in God and our call to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Guided by the Spirit, we welcome and celebrate diversity that God has chosen to create and love. We strive to honor the great commandments: to love God above all else and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
We, the congregation, declare ourselves to be open and affirming of all humankind. We acknowledge and affirm the equal value of people of all ages, races, nationalities, ethnicity, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, regardless of physical, mental, or emotional abilities, family structures, faith backgrounds, or socio-economic status.
We feel called to promote justice and peace for everyone and therefore, we invite all into the full life, ministry, joys, and responsibilities of participation in our church. We humbly ask for guidance from God as we continue to discern the implications of this statement and live our lives accordingly.
The Congregation of Webster Congregational Christian Church/UCC has called Jim Sterner to serve as their spiritual leader and teacher. Jim is currently a resident in New York City and graduated from the University of Michigan and Union Theological Seminary in NYC. He brings a wide range of Pastoral skills from his positions at the West End Collegiate Church and Broadway UCC, also in NYC. His certification as a Biblical Storyteller will enrich our pulpit and the childrens' Christian Education at Webster.