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After the Election: a Pastoral Letter to ONA Churches

After the Election: a Pastoral Letter to ONA Churches

Join Andy Lang at our ONA 201 webinar Nov. 15 or Dec. 6 to learn about next steps for your ONA church.   Dear Open and Affirming family: If there was ever any question that the Open and Affirming movement is urgently needed–in our church,…

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RIPPLES: ONA 201 webinars for your church!

RIPPLES: ONA 201 webinars for your church!

Latest issue of RIPPLES, the Coalition’s free email newsletter for UCC churches. In this issue: ONA 201 webinars Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 6! New resource on the Bible and transgender experience Building an Inclusive Church workshops may be near you! Spirit Day 2016: get…

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RIPPLES: Recharge Your ONA Batteries!

RIPPLES: Recharge Your ONA Batteries!

  Latest issue of RIPPLES: the Coalition’s free email newsletter for ONA churches! In this issue: No one is free until all are free Recharge your ONA batteries! This week’s global LGBTQ news Welcome 8 new ONA churches! Calendar of events Help the ONA movement…

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No One is Free Until All Are Free

No One is Free Until All Are Free

A slightly smaller, but powerful group of advocates gathered in St. Joseph, MN in June for the Coalition’s National Open and Affirming Coalition Gathering. Plenary and workshop topics focused on two main goals: to continue working towards a denomination that is “100% Open and Affirming”…

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Liturgical resources for Orlando vigils

Liturgical resources for Orlando vigils

Below is the video of the Vigil at Amistad Chapel UCC in the UCC’s Church House in Cleveland. Below is a link to the full liturgy. Permission is granted to use any text from this service. Please use the “Comment” feature on this page to…

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Images of Orlando response throughout the UCC

Images of Orlando response throughout the UCC

This page is devoted to images of vigils, prayer services and public rainbow displays in response to the Orlando Massacre. From California to Maine, Minnesota to Florida, ONA congregations responded with grief, prayer, and re-commitment to the values of inclusion, justice and reconciliation that are…

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Names of 49 Orlando victims

Names of 49 Orlando victims

At vigils and prayer services, congregations are reading out the names of the 49 who were killed Sunday at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Most of the victims were Hispanic. It is becoming a common practice for churches to sound a bell for each name….

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Orlando response: list of prayer vigils

Orlando response: list of prayer vigils

We’ll be updating this list as we receive new information. To add your event, please write ed@openandaffirming.org. Alabama Pray for Orlando 8 pm Wednesday, June 15 Beloved Community Church 131 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL Prayer Vigil 7 pm Wednesday, June 15 Cornerstone MCC 1007…

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ONA response to Orlando: national statement

ONA response to Orlando: national statement

The following statement was released Monday morning by the Open and Affirming Coalition and the National Officers of the United Church of Christ. Later today, we’ll email suggestions for actions ONA congregations can take in response to this tragedy. Please post your own responses, prayers,…

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Historic National ONA Gathering June 7-9 in Minnesota

Historic National ONA Gathering June 7-9 in Minnesota

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