Open & Affirming

An Extravagant Welcome for All

Our Extravagant Welcome has expanded in size – more knowledge, more thoughtfulness, more understanding, and more love.

On November 7, 2021, we received our letter from the Maine Conference, United Church of Christ, stating that we are an Open and Affirming Church of the Maine Conference, UCC.  Our two-year study, our opportunities to share what we thought should be in the Welcoming Statement, and watching the flag hangers working in the October “breeze” brought us together in a unique way and taught us so much more about Jesus’ love for all.

We have also been certified as ONA Church #1749 by the ONA Coalition of the United Church of Christ.  This entitles the congregation to be added to the ONA map at  The map of UCC congregations at also reflects our ONA status.

Welcoming Statement

The Presque Isle Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is an Open and Affirming congregation that embraces Jesus’ teaching about God’s love for every person. We, therefore, welcome persons of any age, race, culture, nationality, and religious background; all sexual orientations and gender identities; persons of any marital, educational, or financial status; regardless of physical and mental health or ability. All are invited into full participation in the life of our faith community. We accept with gratitude the beautiful diversity of God’s creation as we share God’s love in our community and beyond.

PIUCC is a member of the Katahdin Association of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ, the Maine Conference UCC and the United Church of Christ.