Maine Conference UCC Open and Affirming Statement

Maine Conference United Church of Christ
Open and Affirming Statement

Recognizing the foundational importance of the prayer of Jesus, “That they may all be one” (John 17:21), we welcome all people into the full life, leadership, and ministry of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ. We recognize that each of us offers our own unique perspectives, experiences, gifts, and talents in support of the work of The Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ irrespective of physical differences or artificially constructed social divisions. To that end, we affirm the rights and responsibilities of full participation in the ministry of The Maine Conference of The United Church of Christ of people of any sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, marital standing, physical and mental health status, economic status, family structure, or any other label that would seek to divide rather than to unite.

Open and Affirming (ONA)