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Open & Affirming

Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which welcome all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions into their ministries.

On May 20, 2021 Hope UCC approved the following covenant: 

Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is Open and Affirming. As an Open and Affirming congregation, we continue to seek growth and understanding as we proceed in our efforts toward inclusiveness. We welcome individuals of every ability, age, economic status, gender, nationality, race, and sexual orientation. We believe that every individual is worthy of respect and has unique contributions to make to the church as a whole. Through membership, leadership, employment, and friendship, all are invited to participate fully in the life of the church.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

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