South Church, as it turns out, is an affectionate abbreviation for South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

That we are a Presbyterian church tells you one thing among many about us. We are part of the Presbyterian Church, USA; we elect some of us to make decisions, others to care for the needs of members and friends.

We are part of a regional judicatory through which we are represented in the bi-annual meetings of the national decision-making body, the General Assembly.

On issues of sexual justice, we have been part of a loyal opposition, arguing for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sisters and brothers. This opposition rests on our deep commitment to a hospitality which welcomes everyone—and refuses any exclusion as one more violence.