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Committed to Extravagant Welcome

The Session of Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church has voted to join the Covenant Network of Presbyterians by affirming their Call to Covenant Community (see below). We believe that ALL people are created in God's image, and all deserve to feel loved and welcomed in God's house. 

Although our membership in the Covenant Network only became official in November 2021, Boone Church (PCUSA) has long upheld extravagant welcome as one of its core values. We recognize, however, that merely calling ourselves "welcoming" is not sufficient to communicate this conviction to those who may have been hurt by and excluded from the institutional Church in the past, and have therefore taken this step to make our commitment to extravagant welcome for all of God's children abundantly clear.

The Call to Covenant Community

Confident in God’s hopeful future and grateful for the ever-widening welcome of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Covenant Network of Presbyterians seeks an equity still not fully realized for LGBTQIA+ people in church and society, by 

  • Engaging the church to invite all of God’s children into safe and welcoming congregational spaces of affirmation, healing, dignity and purpose; 

  • Educating the church to expand our welcome of LGBTQIA+ people, to affirm their gifts for ordained office, and to uphold marriage equality for all; and 

  • Equipping the church to bear witness to justice through advocacy and activism at the international, national and local church levels; speaking a prophetic word in anxious and divided times; and standing with others in fighting hate and oppression against any of God’s children. 

 

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians calls the church to bear a unified witness to generous hospitality and faithful justice.