Open & Affirming
Brookings United Church of Christ has no doctrine...we have a calling to serve in Jesus' name. Our redeemer sets our agenda in accordance with the needs of the people that we meet on our journey through life.
United Church of Christ, Brookings votes to become Open and Affirming…
Peg and Wade Schemmel present to the United Church of Christ, Brookings a rainbow banner celebrating the congregations vote on January 18th at their Annual Meeting to become Open and Affirming. This means that the congregation has declared that all people including members of the LGBT community are welcome regardless of where they are in life’s journey and invited to receive all sacraments and rites of the church including marriage. The vote concluded a process of exploration, prayer and Bible study. The next phase of this process will be the writing of a mission statement which will be adopted by the Congregation later this year. Any who have questions are invited to call the church office or Pastor Wade Schemmel at 605-697-2882 or 701-934-2051.