Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) designation for congregationswhich 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 include:

Calvary Reformed Church UCC, Reading
Chestnut Hill United Church, Philadelphia
Collenbrook United Church, Drexel Hill
First United Church of Christ, Royersford
Glenside United Church of Christ, Glenside
Immanuel UCC, Shillington
Living Water United Church of Christ, Philadelphia
New Jerusalem Zion UCC, Lenhartsville
Old First Reformed Church UCC, Philadelphia
Olivet-Schwenkfelder UCC, East Norriton
Reformed Church of the Ascension UCC, Norristown
Saint James UCC, Havertown
Saint John’s UCC, Lansdale
Saint Luke’s UCC, Philadelphia
Saint Paul’s UCC, Fleetwood
Saint Peter’s Tohickon UCC, Perkasie
Salem United Church of Christ, Doylestown
Tabernacle United Church, Philadelphia
United Christian Church, Levittown
United Church of Christ at Valley Forge, Wayne
United Church of Christ East Goshen, West Chester
United Church of Christ Warminster, Hatboro

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

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