…you’re no longer strangers and exiles. You belong here…
Less than perfect people seeking to live out God’s perfect will.
We live out our mission statement through joyful worship, continuing spiritual education and stimulating study, and making God’s love real.
We are a church committed to making God’s unconditional love and shalom real in the lives of people inside and outside our community.
We believe that Christ sent his disciples to preach the gospel to diverse peoples of the world. We desire to enrich our church with a diversity of people so that we may enjoy and learn from our differences, and, more importantly, our similarities.
We therefore welcome and encourage diversity among church members and officers (elders and ministers of Word and Sacrament).
We invite all people who seek to follow Christ to join Waverly and to full participation in all of its activities and leadership.
We rely on God’s holy Word including that of Matthew 25. The Holy Spirit leads us to work for the elimination of all unjust obstacles to full participation by any person in church and society, obstacles that have been invented or identified by one group of peoples for the purpose of oppressing others, including racism, ageism, classism, sexism, ableism, or any other such sins.
We commit to anti-racist work, repairing broken relationships, and seeking justice for those most marginalized in our world.
We seek to eliminate discrimination against the LGBTQIA community.
We confirm as a central part of Waverly’s mission the continuous re-creation of a welcoming environment so that we may continue to reflect the beauty of all God’s kingdom.