Called by Jesus to be Inclusive…

The Sunnyslope Church continues the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together. We are a Christian community, called by Jesus to be inclusive, caring, and peace-minded. We affirm that people of any race, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, diverse abilities, age, economic status, faith tradition, or life situation are welcome in our congregation.

Sunnyslope Church is an Open and Affirming congregation. Everyone is welcome here. With it’s warmth and charm, it’s the perfect place for a wedding.

We believe in compassionate service, stewardship of creation, respect for diversity, and nonviolent reconciliation of differences among all people, nations, and faith traditions. We claim no creed but the New Testament, as exemplified by the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Therefore, we strive to follow the way of Jesus. Through these efforts we seek to grow ever closer to the mind and heart of God.

Come as you are.
No dress code.
No judgment.
No discrimination.
No distinctions.

So bring your doubts, questions, and busy kids. God does not reject people. Neither do we. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome to full participation in all areas of our congregational life and ministry. At The Sunnyslope Church we do not put a period where God has placed a comma, because we believe God is still speaking and we are still learning what it means to live in Jesus’ realm of love, compassion, and justice.

We are a congregation in communion with two denominations: United Church of Christ and Church of the Brethren located in Sunnyslope, WA in the beautiful Wenatchee Valley.

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The Peace Pole in front of the building was dedicated on May 15, 2011. It serves as a reminder to the neighborhood, and the world, that we are a Church of peace. The new signs in front denote that we are Open and Affirming and a partner in the Foods Resources Bank.

 

Delegates from Sunnyslope Church and other Churches of the Brethren in Oregon and Washington attended district conference at Camp Koinonia near Cle Elum, Washington, September, 2011.

Seeking Spiritual Truth:

In 2013 we are a growing congregation of Progressive Christians who take the Bible very seriously, but not literally. We believe that spiritual truth is so far beyond our human ability to comprehend that we require symbol and metaphor to even come close to understanding. Therefore, in relationship to the Bible, we look for more than literal meanings to help us find God’s truth for the world and God’s direction for our lives. We try to understand what any particular biblical text meant to those who originally heard it, and then, given the differences in time and culture, what it means for us today. We take God’s grace seriously as well.

Pastor Mike leading a presentation for our church members going to Burundi. Pictured; Pastor Mike, Mary Katherine Deen, Ed Deen, Ivan Bowman, Lois Tate, and John Braun.

Rooted in Justice:

Our congregation includes folks from all over the political spectrum. We, on occasion, have some lively debates. What holds us together is the sense that God calls us to follow the Way of Jesus. That is the way of promoting justice in our world. So we reach out. Each month we take special offerings for programs that fight hunger, that serve the needs of the poor, and that promote fairness in our society and in our world. We give to local groups like The Mustard Seed, and Hospitality House. We donate to national programs like Church World Service. We contribute to the Foods Resource Bank and through them support a project in Guatemala that empowers women and encourages diversity in the local food supply. We participate in the special outreach emphases of both the United Church of Christ and the Church of the Brethren.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome  to full participation in all areas of our congregational life and ministry!

 

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