Affirming Church Series

What does it mean that SVPC is an affirming church?

Here are conversations we've held to learn more about how loving, welcoming and affirming queer people in our congregation is what Christ has called us to do.



The second in our series on Becoming An Affirming Church. Hear stories from five different people in our church who have experienced many different responses from family and from the church as they chose to reveal their authentic selves.


What is an Affirming Church?

Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, former moderator of the General Assembly of the PC(USA) and current Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, shared about First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto’s journey to becoming an affirming church (and ultimately a More Light Church).