Open and Affirming


A few years ago, we made the choice to become a community that explicitly welcomes people of every family structure, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. We also welcome people of all ages, genders, abilities, races, nationalities, faith backgrounds, and of every economic and social status. Back in 2009, we unanimously passed an “Open and Affirming” statement for our congregation that is posted both in the church foyer and in the Ladies’ Parlor.

Eliot Church Open and Affirming Statement

We, the members of The Eliot Church of South Natick, long committed to the belief in the dignity and equality of all people, do hereby declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Congregation.  As such we welcome into our church community people of every family structure, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.  We also welcome people of all ages, genders, abilities, races, nationalities, faith backgrounds, and of every economic and social status.  No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome in this church.  We invite all people to attend our services and to actively participate in the life and vision of our Church, as expressed in our Covenant:

In the love of Truth and in the Spirit of Jesus, we unite for the worship of God and the service of All.