open and affirming statement

HOPE UCC 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 UCC 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 ability.


We believe that 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.


Find out more about our support and outreach to the LGBT*Q+ Community here.