Celebrating 175 Years....

Last Sunday our church held its 21st annual Open and Affirming (ONA) worship service. At our first ONA Sunday in 1995, David Ewing and Sue Jones shared their personal stories and thanks for First Congregational's welcome of all persons without regard to sexual orientation or gender expression. Our nationally-known speakers on ONA Sundays over the years have included the UCC's Reverend Bill Johnson (1998), the first openly gay man to be ordained in a major Protestant denomination, and Reverend Dr. Mel White (2002), who travels across the country with his husband Gary Nixon organizing people of faith in the struggle for justice for sexual minorities

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 10:06 am in Featured.

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