Open and Affirming (ONA)

Approved by Congregational Vote
April 10, 2016

We warmly welcome and honor everyone as children of God. We are committed to being an inclusive church that embraces the rich diversity of God’s creation, and we therefore declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation in the United Church of Christ. We welcome and encourage persons of every sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, race, age, nationality and economical circumstance, marital status and physical and mental ability to join fully in the life and ministry of the Roslindale Congregational Church, United Church of Christ.

We acknowledge that Christian churches have not always welcomed all people. As an Open and Affirming Church in the United Church of Christ, we accept the responsibility to work as a congregation and individually against all forms of discrimination. We will continue our efforts towards inclusiveness and celebrate all relationships grounded in God’s love, compassion and faithfulness.