What is the Michigan Open and Affirming Coalition

We are a Coalition of United Church of Christ Congregations that are Open and Affirming in Michigan.

We share an Extravagant Welcome to all.

Our Mission

Michigan Open and Affirming Coalition churches envision a well-connected and well-resourced community of Open and Affirming United Church of Christ congregations in Michigan supporting Michigan UCC congregations considering or implementing the Open and Affirming process or working to fulfill previous Open and Affirming commitments.

To say that a UCC church is “Open and Affirming” means that it has publicly and specifically declared that those of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (LGBTQ) are welcome in its full life and ministry. ONA congregations offer a spirit of hospitality and show a willingness to live out that extravagant welcome in meaningful ways.

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul. Our faith is over 2,000 years old…our thinking is NOT.