Open & Affirming (ONA)

The Congregational Church of Plainville, United Church of Christ is a proud Open & Affirming (ONA) congregation.

Open And Affirming Covenant

We, the members of The Congregational Church of Plainville, United Church of Christ, looking into the eyes of the members of our church family, see in each one a uniquely created child of God. We welcome and celebrate all the different gifts each one brings to our community of faith. We recognize and affirm the many ways in which we differ from one another – age, race, cultural background, economic status, family structure, religious tradition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical, intellectual, and developmental differences.  Our desire is to welcome and affirm all those who come together to live out God’s vision for us, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit at work in our midst: to create a community of faith; to share in the worship of God and in making God’s will dominant in the lives of all people, individually and collectively; to realize Christian community and unity within this Church and the Church Universal; to render loving service to the whole of creation; to educate seekers, through Scripture and witness; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace, as set forth in the life, teachings, death and living presence of Jesus.  Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Adopted March 30, 2014