Welcoming All

We welcome all people regardless of age, race, ability, sexual orientation, marital status, social class, religious affiliation or none. We understand hospitality to be central to a life of faith. We aspire to practice the radical inclusion that is at the heart of Jesus’ life and teaching. We are committed to the movement to full inclusion and equality in church and society for all people including our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. We are also building bridges to those of different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. We understand faith as trust in the power of Love rather than intellectual assent to beliefs. We welcome questions as precious tools of the human quest for meaning and doubt as essential to a healthy spiritual life.

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church is a member of Covenant Network of Presbyterians:
"The mission of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ, with the help of God's grace. We are called to achieve this goal by furthering the inclusion of LGBTQ persons, and by working for the unity of the PC(USA)."

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Churchis also a member of More Light Presbyterians:
"Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society."

The image used on this page was created by Gay Sorenson, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Port Charlotte, Florida, and has been adopted by the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a representation of the Brief Statement of Faith, which says in part: "In sovereign love God created the world good and makes everyone equally in God’s image, male and female, of every race and people, to live as one community."