National ONA Gathering Inspiring worship. Mind-expanding workshops. Music and fun!

JOIN US IN BALTIMORE JUNE 27-29, 2017!


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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. This year’s theme: “100% OPEN AND AFFIRMING: THE ROAD AHEAD.”

Schedule

We’ll provide more detail about workshops and tracks at National ONA Gathering by April 1.

Tuesday, June 27

 
11 amRegistration opens
12 - 1 pmLunch for early arrivals
1 - 4 pmLGBTQ Youth Event
4 - 5 pmDinner
5:30 - 7 pmWorship with John Dorhauer
7 - 9 pmEvening Celebration and Organ Recital

Wednesday, June 28

7:30 - 8:30 amBreakfast
9 - 10:30 amKeynote
11 am - 12 pmPlenary
12 - 1 pmLunch
1:30 - 3 pmWorkshop Session 1
3:30 - 5 pmWorkshop Session 2
6 - 8 pmEvening Celebration

Thursday, June 29

7:30 - 8:30 amBreakfast
9 - 10:30 amTHE ROAD AHEAD for the ONA Movement
11 am - 12 pmTHE ROAD AHEAD for the ONA Movement
12 - 1 pmLunch
1:30 - 3 pmWorkshop Session 3
3:30 - 5 pmWorkshop Session 4
7 - 10 pmIt Is Well with Your Soul Healing Service

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

Two choices:

Days Inn Inner Harbor. National ONA Gathering rate is $119 per night. Note that this hotel is a short distance from the General Synod site. Reservations: (410) 576-1000.

Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel. National Gathering rate is $149 per night. Reservations: (410) 324-8100.

Directions

National ONA Gathering this year is at First and Saint Stephen’s UCC, 6915 York Road, Baltimore, MD. Parking is free. For those who prefer not to drive, we’ll provide transportation from our two hotel sites to the church.
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More information

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