“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
Several years ago Open Table’s founding pastor, Rev. Ellen Guice Sims, began gathering together a core group of people eager to support each other in a life of faith and to work together to discern God’s direction. Since 2010 we have been a ministry of the United Church of Christ, a progressive denomination uniquely suited for a future-oriented church. This diverse and growing group shares a commitment to see where God is at work in the world and to join in that work.
— Rev. Josh Noah
Open Table is a congregation of the United Church of Christ, a progressive and inclusive denomination. Our members and active participants come from wide-ranging church backgrounds—some from no previous church background at all. While our pastor and most of the congregation self-identity as progressive Christians, what unites us is the love of God. For us, the life of faith is not about ascribing to certain doctrines, but instead about aligning our lives with God’s love, following in Jesus’ hopeful ways, and being guided by the Spirit of peace.