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Vision

Everyone Is Welcome

We are an open and affirming congregation and are affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

Vision

To be a church of
– inclusiveness of all persons
– service to our island neighbors
– peacemaking and reconciliation
– environmental stewardship of
our island and the earth.

Beliefs

No matter who you are
Or where you are
On life’s journey
You are welcome here.

Our Leadership

Rev. Sally Balmer

Rev. Sally Balmer

Rev Sally grew up in Portland, Oregon and the ‘spirit of the Pacific NW' gladdens her daily. Over the past 30 years she has served congregations along the west coast, mostly in Washington, coming to Guemes Island Community Church in 2013. Other work over these years includes interviewing women as a part of a cancer study, small group facilitation, and cleaning houses. Graduating in 1989 from Vancouver School of Theology, Sally returned several years later for post graduate studies in spiritual direction. She currently has a small practice alongside her time with the Guemes congregation. The sacred sense of so many kinds of stories continues to captivate her….along with a good bike ride, birding with a friend, and looking up at the stars.