OPEN AND AFFIRMING
What does it mean to be an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ?
YOU’RE WELCOME HERE!
We are radically inclusive and extravagantly welcoming. We are a church of Love In Action.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Welcome to St. Andrew United Church of Christ!
We are a progressive and inclusive expression of the Christian faith.
We are proud to be an extravagantly welcoming church that fully includes all people, regardless of race, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical ability, mental ability, economic status, or faith journey.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.
We celebrate the diversity God created us to be! Together, we are:
• Young and old
• LGBT and straight
• Multiracial and multicultural
• Snowbirds and year-round Florida residents
• Folks who grew up in the UCC and folks who are new to the UCC
Our open-minded and welcoming environment attracts members from Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, University Place, Nokomis, Ellenton, The Meadows, Gulf Gate Estates, Southgate, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, and from many other places in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. We are easily accessible from USF Sarasota-Manatee, the New College of Florida, the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Suncoast Technical College.
We are a member of Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) and the Gulfcoast Affirming Interfaith Network (GAIN).