FCCSB Open And Affirming Statement

Convinced that “in Christ there is no longer Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for all are one” (Galatians 3:28), First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara, United Church of Christ, declares itself to be Open and Affirming of women and men of all ages, ethnic origins, abilities, and sexual orientations who desire to participate in its worship, life, and ministry.

Approved by the Congregation, October 24, 1999

Welcome to the world’s fastest-growing LGBT-welcoming church movement!

Open and Affirming Congregation




FCCSB is proud to live out our message that “all are welcome.” We are actively involved in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Santa Barbara. We support of the Santa Barbara Transgender Advocacy Network. We have walked in the AIDS Walk, hosted booths at Pacific Pride Festival, organized a conference for middle school and high school LGBT students, opened our doors to LGBT elders, attended Transgender Day of Remembrance, organized get-togethers with the UCSB Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, and more! You are welcome here!