Welcoming Covenant

As a congregation within the United Church of Christ that is Open and Affirming, Hope United Church of Christ seeks to spread the message of God’s abiding love and extravagant welcome, so no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.  We commit ourselves to honor and warmly welcome EVERYONE: people of any race, ethnicity, creed, economic or social status, age, gender, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, faith background, religious training and family structure; striving to create an environment of purposeful inclusion, where all can feel safe, valued, respected and nurtured.

Simply put:  Jesus accepted and affirmed ALL people.  So do we!

Open and Affirming (ONA)

Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Learn more here >