United Church of Christ

Open and Affirming in the UCC

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.

Open and Affirming (ONA) Information and Resources 

UCC Resources carries ONA and other LGBT related published by the UCC, Pilgrim Press and the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns.

Open and Affirming Study Packet - a resource for the ONA study process!

Download a copy of the UCC Resources and Publications catalog related to LGBT concerns

Building an Inclusive Church - training and toolkit resources for preparing and facilitating the ONA process

United Church of Christ Office for LGBT Ministries
Wider Church Ministries/Justice and Witness Ministries
The Rev. Mike Schuenemeyer
Executive and Minister for LGBT Ministries, HIV & AIDS, and Sexuality Education
Email: LGBT@ucc.org
LGBT Ministries
Sexuality Education


UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns - ONA Program

Andy Lang, Executive Director
Email: ed@ucccoalition.org

Rod Mundy, ONA Coordinagtor
Email: ona@ucccoalition.org
Phone: 216-736-3715

Kathie Carpenter, ONA Listing Administrator
Email: kacarp@comcast.net