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Our Open and Affirming Message to All

Believing that each human being is a
Child of God created in His image, we the members of  
The First Congregational Church of Plymouth, Connecticut
avow that we are an open and affirming congregation.

Our hearts, minds and doors are open and we welcome into our  fellowship all persons of every age, faith, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, family structure, and physical and/or mental ability.

We provide the opportunity for all members to participate in the leadership, ministry, and mission of our congregation.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here! We are a family-
full of love and compassion for one another.


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What is Open & Affirming? 

Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

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Why did we become ONA?

We have been welcoming to everyone for a long time.
However over time, we realized that we knew who we were, but that we didn’t have a public way of sharing that with our community. Becoming Open and Affirming is a way to formalize what we have long known to be true:

No matter who you are or where you are on Life's Journey you are welcome here.

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