Following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Church. We invite and welcome into our faith community persons of every gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing and family structure. We are committed to fighting and eradicating social ills that oppress God’s children. All are encouraged to participate and share their talents and energy in worship and sacraments, leadership positions, ordained ministry, lay ministry, learning, service, mission and fellowship. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome in this United Church of Christ!
Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ's (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Matthew Vines is the president and founder of The Reformation Project and the author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships.
Soulforce works to end the political and religious oppression of LGBTQI people
through relentless nonviolent resistance.