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NATIONAL ONA GATHERING, BALTIMORE, MD,  
JUNE 27-29, 2017!


Registration for National ONA Gathering will open on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Details on keynoters, workshops and the schedule will be posted on Feb. 1. We apologize for the brief delay!

Why this Gathering is important for you and your church

National ONA Gathering is the signature annual event for the UCC’s nationwide ONA movement. With inspiring worship and music, unforgettable preaching, informative workshops, and opportunities for rest and play, an ONA Gathering is an opportunity to renew your congregation’s passion for ONA ministry, mission, evangelism and advocacy. We’ll meet just five months after the inauguration of President Trump, so this Gathering will equip your church to respond effectively to new challenges both locally and nationally.

Schedule

Wednesday, June 27

 
10 amRegistration opens
1:30 - 3:45 pmTours of Cathedral of Hope
ONA Consultant Mixer
Youth and Young Adult Mixer
4 - 5:30 pmOpening Keynote: Rev. Justo González II
6- 7:30 pmDinner
7:15 pmOption 1: PULSE worship at Cathedral
7:45 pmOption 2: Gathering Choir rehearsal

Thursday, June 28

9 - 9:45 amMorning Devotions
10 - 10:45 amFocus: Intersectionality
11 - 11:30 amSmall Groups: Your Response
12 - 1 pmLunch
1:30 - 2:15 pmFocus: Race
2:30 - 3 pmSmall Groups: Your Response
3:15 - 4:15Workshop Session I
4:30 - 5:30 Workshop Session II
5:45 - 7 pmDinner
7 pmFree time
Choir rehearsal
Dallas at Night

Friday, June 29

9 - 10:30 amWorship with Holy Communion. Focus: Immigrants and Our Communities
10:45 - 11:30Small Groups: Your Response
12 - 1:15 pmLunch
1:30 - 2:15 pmFocus: Widening Our Welcome (A2A and Mental Health in ONA churches)
2:30 - 3 pmBreakout: Facilitated Conversation
3:30 - 4:30Focus: Transgender Awareness
4:45 - 5:30 pmSmall Groups: Your Response
6:30 pmOpen and Affirming Banquet (open invitation to all churches)

Saturday, June 30

9 - 9:45 amMorning Devotions
10 - 10:30 amState of the ONA Movement (Andy Lang)
10:45 - 11:15 amBreakout: Facilitated Conversation
12 - 1:15 pmLunch
1:30 - 2:15 pmFocus: Future of the ONA Movement
2:30 - 3:00 pmBreakout: Facilitated Conversation
3:15 - 3:45 pmSending and Blessing

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for young adults, persons of color, and others who may need financial assistance. Please apply for a scholarship when you complete your online registration. If you’ve any questions about scholarships or anything else, contact us at ona@openandaffirming.org or call 216-736-3228.

We need your help to assure our reserve of scholarship money can cover all requests! You’ll have a chance to contribute to our Gathering Scholarship Fund when you register online.

Lodging

Information to come.

Directions

Information to come.

More information

Please contact the Rev. Rodney Mundy-Haase at ona@openandaffirming.org if you’ve any questions.