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 Resources

UCC Resources carries ONA and other LGBTQ+ resources, publications, and merchandise available from the UCC, Pilgrim Press and the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition.

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

United Church of Christ Office for LGBT Ministries
Health and Wholeness Advocacy, Justice and Local Church Ministries
Rev. Mike Schuenemeyer, Executive and Team Leader
Phone: +1 216-736-3217
LGBTQ+ Ministries
Sexuality Education

UCC Open and Affirming Coalition

Andrew Lang, Executive Director
Phone: (216) 736-3228