Open and Affirming


Resources


ONA Webinar SERIES - Fall 2019

The Open and Affirming (ONA) Coalition's popular series of webinars for ONA and not-yet ONA churches is back! It kicked-off on Thursday, Oct. 3, with "ONA and the BIBLE!", an in-depth exploration of scripture to help churches beginning their journey towards an ONA covenant.

Quick Glance Schedule:

  • ONA 101 - November 12
  • 1-to-1 Conversations about ONA - October 10
  • Trans/Nonbinary 101 - October 17 and December 5
  • Bisexuality/Pansexuality 101 - October 24 and December 10
  • ONA 201 - October 29 and December 3

Led by ONA Coalition Executive Director Andy Lang, and ONA Program Minister Kimi Floyd Reisch, these learning experiences can transform your church!

Learn more at: https://openandaffirming.org/ona-webinars/


NHCUCC's Open & Affirming Resolution


In 2005, at the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference, United Church of Christ, adopted A Resolution Declaring the NH Conference to be OPEN and AFFIRMING.


RESOLVED: That the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ declares the New Hampshire Conference to be an Open and Affirming Conference, and that all people, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity, are fully welcomed into the life of the Conference.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ reaffirms the action taken at the 187th (1989) Annual Meeting to encourage local churches to become Open and Affirming, and commits the New Hampshire Conference to a non-discrimination policy with respect to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in every aspect of employment by the Conference, including, but not limited to, the calling of pastoral leadership.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ joins the Fifteenth General Synod in "Calling on United Church of Christ Congregations to Declare Themselves Open and Affirming" and to adopt a policy of non-discrimination with regard to sexual orientation as well as a Covenant of Openness and Affirmation of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and heterosexual persons within the community of faith.