Welcoming All

We welcome all people regardless of age, race, ability, sexual orientation, marital status, social class, religious affiliation or none. We understand hospitality to be central to a life of faith. We aspire to practice the radical inclusion that is at the heart of Jesus’ life and teaching. We are committed to full inclusion in church and society of all LGBTQ people, and are committed to building bridges to those of different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. We understand faith as trust in the power of Love rather than intellectual assent to beliefs. We welcome questions as precious tools of the human quest for meaning and doubt as essential to a healthy spiritual life.

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church is a member of More Light Presbyterians "working toward the full participation of LGBTQ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society."

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church is a member of Covenant Network of Presbyterians "a broad-based, national group of clergy and lay leaders working for a church that is simultaneously faithful, just, and whole."
 

The image used on this page was created by Gay Sorenson, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Port Charlotte, Florida, and has been adopted by the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a representation of the Brief Statement of Faith, which says in part: "In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community."