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)
The Psalmist writes “For you created my innermost 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.” Ps 139:13-14 NIV Each of us is negotiating the journey on which we discern how we live as God’s people in the world; how we live out the love and compassion of Jesus the Christ. 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.
As an Open and Affirming Congregation, Compton participates in PrideFest St. Louis. 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 is joining with other St. Louis area Disciples of Christ congregations to sponsor a booth at PrideFest – we hope you will stop by and visit with us. PrideFest – June 25th and 26th – Downtown on Tucker, between Market and Olive.