About Bering


Bering’s mission is to joyfully share God’s love for all the world through our committed word and action as seekers of Jesus Christ.


Bering seeks to tear down walls that separate children of God.

Our vision is to be a spiritual home for every person; a people of service; a sanctuary of love, peace, and justice; a reconciling, inclusive family for all persons.


    • Seek out and welcome all people by sharing our experiences and stories
    • Build community through spiritual formation, fun-filled activities, and opportunities for service
    • Serve God’s people through acts of justice, mercy, and love
    • Celebrate God through varied forms of joyful worship

Inclusivity Statement

Bering Church is an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation. ONA is the United Church of Christ designation for congregations that make a public covenant of welcome to all into the full life and ministry of the church. We proclaim that all people are created in the image of God and affirm that each person—regardless of age, economic status, faith history, ethnicity, gender, mental or physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identification—is a beloved child of God and worthy of God’s love and grace. Bering Church supports the full participation of all persons in every phase of church life. Through education and informal discussion, we strive to better understand those who are different from ourselves to bring about a more just and accepting society.