South Newbury Union Church

launches Open and Affirming Process

Our congregation is about to begin a process enabling us to discern if we want to be an "Open and Affirming" congregation of the United Church of Christ.  "Open and Affirming" (also known as "ONA") designates congregations who seek to be fully welcoming and inclusive of all persons, in particular people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer.  This process has been authorized by our Deacon Board and will be supported by ONA resources from the New Hampshire Conference and the ONA Coalition of the UCC.  

Open and Affirming Learning Opportunity  Following worship May 23

Come together with your South Newbury Union Church family to hear and share your thoughts, hopes, and concerns with regard to our discerning whether we will identify ourselves as an Open and Affirming congregation.  This is an in-person only event, and participants will be asked to not share what other people say outside of this conversation.