You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind;
and your neighbor as yourself.
Luke 10:27

 
We, the congregation of the First Congregational Church in Billerica, are committed to loving each other as God loves us: freely and unconditionally. We believe that all people are created in God’s image and thus are loved and blessed equally by God. We invite and welcome into our community persons of every gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, mental and physical health and ability, faith background, marital standing and family structure.
 
In our community of faith, all people are encouraged to participate and share their talents and energy in worship and sacraments, leadership positions, ordained ministry, lay ministry, learning, service, mission and fellowship. Therefore, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
 
Following the example of Jesus Christ, we hereby declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Church.