Open and Affirming

We Celebrate!   We are Open and Affirming

Open and Affirming (ONA) Covenant Adopted:  February 5, NMCC/UCC overwhelmingly voted to become a part of the Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ by adopting the following covenant:

We, the members of North Madison Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, commit ourselves publicly to be an Open and Affirming Community.  Grateful to God for creating us in our rich variety, we gather to worship, serve and model justice in an unjust world.  As followers of Jesus, we promise our love and support to all persons, embracing differences of age, race, ethnicity, mental and physical capability, marital choice, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith background and socio-economic status.  Upheld by the Spirit, we welcome the authenticity of each other and affirm the dignity and worth of every person.  Together, we create a safe inclusive community where we are called to witness God’s love for the world.