Open & Affirming (O N A)

The members of First Congregational United Church of Christ commit to being an inclusive community of faith. We welcome and support all of Godís children by openly providing hospitality and sanctuary to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons. We celebrate each individualís sexuality as a gift of God. We acknowledge that diversity brings challenge and joy to our discipleship, which is taught to us through Jesusí Gospel of loving our neighbor and ourselves.

We welcome persons of every race, gender, age, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, family status, economic status, orientation, mental or emotional ability into participation, membership, and leadership in our community. We condemn acts of harassment, discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons which violate Christian values and shatter human relationship. By Godís grace, we continue to work for justice, healing and wholeness of life for all people.