Covenant & Mission

Covenant and Mission statement of Presbyterian Rainbow.



We are a coalition of churches and individuals within Albany Presbytery joined together in covenant represented by the rainbow, the sign of God’s promise to care for all creation (Gen 9:9-17) and a reminder that the diversity of human creatures is to be cherished. In entering into this covenant, we seek through God’s aid to:


  • Live the message of the Gospel as a message for all persons,
  • Extend a hand of welcome and of healing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within our congregations,
  • Expand and deepen the ministry of welcome and healing in Albany Presbytery,
  • Exert firm but loving pressure on the Presbyterian Church (USA) to remove unjust policies of exclusion,
  • Remain open amidst disagreement to the possibility of hearing God’s word of correction for us, and always to treat those with whom we disagree in a spirit of Christian love. 



Mission Statement

Our mission is to help bring about the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the life of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the full employment of the gifts such persons bring to the service of Jesus Christ.

We welcome the fellowship of all organizations and individuals working for this cause within the Presbyterian Church and in other denominations. May God bless our labors!