Open & Affirming

Honest welcome

We recognize that many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people have been deeply hurt and rejected by the church institution.

Not only are we saddened by this, but we also think that we have a responsibility to bring about healing and reconciliation for those who have been hurt by prejudice and discrimination.

All people deserve to feel welcomed and accepted in a place of prayer, worship, and community.

Jesus of Nazareth taught and lived extravagant welcome and offered hospitality to all.

We seek to do the same.


Open to All!

Sexuality And Gender Acceptance - An LGBTQIA+ and ally meet-up group in the Philly burbs. We get together for fun, advocacy, and support.

Meetings at 350 S York Road, Hatboro, PA and other locations.

See Events page for scheduled meetings and activities!

Open and Affirming

ONA is a 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.

UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns

The Open and Affirming Coalition advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United Church of Christ and beyond, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ’s extravagant welcome. Learn more about the Coalition and how you can get involved: