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St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Elmhurst, Il Welcomes All!

Oct 30, 2015 09:16AM ● By Ron Searl
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Elmhurst, IL announces the adoption of their Open, Affirming, and Welcoming (OAW) Policy. The OAW policy promise welcomes communities that historically have been excluded or marginalized by the church.

The promise reads:

At St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, we rejoice in our congregation, which is strengthened by diversity, including diversity of culture, economic status, age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and physical or mental ability. We affirm that God is glorified when we welcome all people to our community of faith, as Jesus did. It is our mission to “Love God, Nurture Faith, and Share Gifts.” No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

“At St. Peter’s, we take Jesus' challenge seriously to welcome all of God’s children to our Christian faith,” said Senior Pastor Dr. Rich Wolf. “God calls us to love one another without judgment and apply God’s grace. This affirmation is the essence of God’s grace in action!”.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ located at 125 W. Church Street, Elmhurst, IL. Learn more about the church at or by calling 630-530-6000. “Like” the church at

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ has a long-standing close affiliation with Elmhurst College. Many of the same people that created Elmhurst Colledge helped organize St. Peter’s. The organizers of St. Peter’s first met May 21, 1876, making it the oldest Protestant congregation in Elmhurst.