United Church of Christ has been an Open and Affirming (ONA)
Congregation since opening its doors in 1996. With an understanding
that we are all uniquely created in the image of God, HOPE United Church
of Christ jubilantly welcomes and affirms into the full life and
leadership of the church people of any age, race, culture, ethnicity,
background, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and
We believe not one of God's children should be excluded from the life of the church,
HOPE UCC takes our Open and Affirming stance very seriously.