The Hammond Street Congregational Church believes strongly in our Open and Affirming Statement (ONA) which was accepted in 2004.
Open and Affirming Statement
“We welcome all people regardless of backgrounds, circumstances, ethnicity, family configuration, gender identity, or sexual orientation into our faith community, and affirm the worth of all persons and acknowledge God’s love for all people.”
We rejoice in welcoming anyone in the Bangor area, residents or visitors, with “an extravagant welcome” affirming the dignity and worth of each as a Child of God.
Although proud of our stained glass windows, we are equally proud of the two windows that are and will remain clear, so that we may look out at the world around us and respond to the community’s needs.
For more than 180 years, we have acted on our faith and served the community in a multitude of ways. We truly believe in putting our faith into action by housing and supporting the Ecumenical Food Cupboard for over forty years. We were instrumental in creating and continue to support the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Our members also helped organize, establish, and continue to support the Shaw house, a “home” for homeless teenagers. Once a month we provide a free luncheon for anyone in need. Each year, our Outreach Committee also selects an additional special project. Past efforts have been helping the Good Shepherd Food Panty with sorting, stocking, and distributing food and helping building Habitat for Humanity homes.
In faith, we act on our ONA and welcome all to our doors and seek ways to do God’s work in the Bangor area.