Open and Affirming
The members of our congregation warmly welcome all visitors and guests. We welcome all, and we demonstrate that extravagant welcome by being an Open and Affirming congregation (ONA) putting the ONA in WinONA.
We had numerous conversations about welcoming diversity as we prepared to become an Open and Affirming church. Open and Affirming 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.