Open and Affirming

Open & Affirming (ONA)

SCUCC welcomes into our full life and ministry persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. We have been an “open and affirming” congregation since 1998 when, after a Bible study series of prayer and exploration, we updated our Constitution with an official Open and Affirming Statement. We recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of our being an Open and Affirming congregation, and updated our Open and Affirming Statement.

But ours is not just a paper affirmation. We live it out! SCUCC has been actively involved in supporting Rebel & Divine UCC, a new church start that serves LGBTQ youth. We participate in the Gay Pride parade each year, and we truly believe that “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

Pride Collage 2016