Open and affirming (ONA) is a designation given to UCC churches that make a commitment to fully welcome "persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions." Click here to find out more.
On January 24th, Salem's congregation voted unanimously to approve the following covenant allowing us to officially become Open and Affirming.
We, the people of Salem United Church of Christ, believe that all people are created in God's image and thus are loved and blessed equally by God. We welcome all who seek to follow Jesus, including persons of every age, gender, race, nationality, ability, faith background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital standing and family structure. We invite everyone to join our community through participation and leadership in this congregation, and by fully sharing in the worship, rites and sacraments of this church.
We are excited about the future and our growing congregation. Please join us. All are welcome at Salem.