Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) designation for congregations which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. There are many Pennsylvania Southeast Conference congregations who have declared themselves to be Open and Affirming, while others welcome all but do not bear the designation.

Those churches that are ONA include:

Boehm’s United Church of Christ, Blue Bell
Calvary Reformed Church UCC, Reading
Carversville Christian Church UCC, Carversville
Chestnut Hill United Church, Philadelphia
Collenbrook United Church, Drexel Hill
Emanuel UCC, Philadelphia
First United Church of Christ, Royersford
Glenside United Church of Christ, Glenside
Immanuel UCC, Shillington
Living Water United Church of Christ, Philadelphia
Love in Action UCC, Hatboro
New Jerusalem Zion UCC, Lenhartsville
Old First Reformed Church UCC, Philadelphia
Olivet-Schwenkfelder UCC, East Norriton
Open Table UCC, Pottstown
Reformed Church of the Ascension UCC, Norristown
Saint James UCC, Havertown
Saint John’s UCC, Lansdale
Saint Paul’s UCC, Fleetwood
Saint Paul’s UCC, Fort Washington
Saint Peter’s Tohickon UCC, Perkasie
Salem United Church of Christ, Doylestown
Shenkel UCC, Pottstown
Tabernacle United Church, Philadelphia
Trinity Reformed UCC, Collegeville
United Christian Church, Levittown
United Church of Christ at Valley Forge, Wayne
United Church of Christ East Goshen, West Chester
Wentz’s UCC, Worcester
Zwingli UCC, Souderton

For more information on the ONA designation or becoming an ONA congregation, visit:

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