About the ONA National Gathering
The ONA National Gathering is the family reunion of the Open and Affirming movement in the United Church of Christ! Members of any church—ONA or not-yet ONA—are welcome to attend. Expect a celebration with exuberant music, inspiring preaching, and workshops that will feed your mind and soul. While the Religious Right and their allies in federal and state governments are renewing their attack on the basic civil liberties of LGBTQ Americans, and our international queer siblings are experiencing attacks and unconscionable laws, our growing community of churches needs to respond with confidence, commitment and faith. National Gathering will focus on how ONA churches can act faithfully in our current social and political climate. We’ll learn best practices from vital and growing ONA churches. And, as is always true at our Gatherings, we’ll explore the intersections of our movement with other movements for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.
Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 National Gathering!