Open & Affirming (ONA) Statement
The following statement was
warmly received and approved by the congregation at the annual meeting on
January 25th, 2004.
We celebrate the image of God in every
We rejoice in the sacredness of life, and
We affirm all relationships of support
are founded on the principles of love and justice.
As Christians, we are many members,
but we are one body in Christ (Rom 12:4).
We accept Jesus’ call to love our
neighbors as we love ourselves
without being judgmental (Matt 7:1-2)
nor disparaging of others (Luke
the United Church of Broomfield, publicly proclaim ourselves as an Open and
Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. We pledge ourselves
to creating a safe and loving community of faith in which ALL persons, regardless of creed, color,
religion, gender, age, mental or physical health, disability, national
origin, family configuration, sexual orientation, cultural
background or economic status can feel respected and cherished as part of
Christ and the spirit of one Creator.
affirm ALL persons in our
congregation as full participants, and share significant celebrations and
milestone events. As Christians, we affirm the dignity and worth of all
people and we will advocate the rights of every human being. We join and
accept the call for local churches to be inclusive and supportive of ALL persons.
God bless and empower us in our journey toward faithfulness. We ask for
God’s blessing and guidance as we commit to loving accepting our
diversity with respect, compassion and understanding.
For more information on the Open & Affirming process for the United
Church of Christ, please visit The UCC Coalition of LGBT