Covenant Positions of Belief

The Guemes Island Community Church, United Church of Christ, stands with both the Jewish and Palestinian people, and we oppose growing anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim rhetoric and gatherings.  We recognize and affirm the rights of both communities to exist, thrive, and live in peace.  We support neither governmental efforts to marginalize specific populations, nor violent terrorist activities that target specific communities while bypassing the social and political processes that are fundamental to creating lasting and meaningful change.  We hope this statement will encourage other concerned communities of faith and conscience to make their own public witness for justice and compassion.