God's Inclusive Welcome

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.

Asylum Hill Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming (ONA) church of the United Church of Christ. We are open to and affirming of all who wish to share our faith journey, and we welcome people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, economic circumstance, and physical and mental ability into the worship, rites and sacraments, fellowship, and leadership of our church. We recognize and love each and every individual as a child of God. Our faith in Christ Jesus calls us not only to respect our differences but also to work for inclusiveness of all humanity, and to challenge ourselves individually and as a congregation to overcome prejudice, injustice and exclusion. (Statement of Inclusiveness and Diversity)