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Compton Celebrates Pride

Compton’s Open and Affirming statement reads in part: “…The ministry of this congregation extends to and includes all persons. We are God’s people of differing races, cultures, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations and stages of life and health. We celebrate the gifts and the faith perspectives that come with our varied life experiences. To live and minister together in this broad community helps us to know the wideness of God’s love and mercy. “ (Full text of Compton’s Open and Affirming Statement)

As an Open and Affirming Congregation, Compton participates in PrideFest St. Louis and Tower Grove Pride.  Since 2003 Compton’s booth has offered an opportunity for LGBTQ+ people to talk about faith and to possibly find a welcoming church home in the community. This year Compton joined with other St. Louis area Disciples of Christ congregations to sponsor a booth at PrideFest St. Louis. Compton will have a booth at Tower Grove Pride September 24th and 25th, come by and visit us at our booth in September or on any Sunday. We worship at 11:00 am in the sanctuary and live stream worship our on Facebook page.

The Psalmist writes “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Pslm 139:13-14. We are all fully human, created in love of God, with gifts of life to share in God’s world.  Come explore faith and life in this community of God’s people.

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