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Help When You Need It

As you can tell, we don’t update this page very often.  This website serves as a resource guide for churches considering the Open and Affirming (ONA) discernment process.  This site can also help those who have already been designated an … Continue reading

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It’s a New Year!

Last year, we witnessed and testified to the acceptance of the New Jersey Association declaring itself Open and Affirming.  That was a long process that was very rewarding.  We also fellowshipped, ate together, and provide a variety of resources for … Continue reading

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How can we help you?

This website is meant to be a resource for you, with updates from time to time, as you discern your congregation’s Open and Affirming process.  We are also here to help you find and discover ways that you can, once … Continue reading

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Love Free or Die

On Saturday, November 17, St. Mark’s will offer a special screening of the film Love Free or Die at 1:00 pm.  This movie [see trailer here] is a documentary film about the life and ministry of Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New … Continue reading

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Congrats to the NJ Association!

As you may have heard by now, the NJ Association voted to become Open and Affirming at its annual meeting on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  The vote was nearly unanimous with two abstaining and no “no” votes.  After the vote … Continue reading

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Rainbow Cafe, Sunday, April 8 at 6:00 PM

We invite any and all LGBTQ youth ages 13-20 to attend the next meeting of the Rainbow Cafe on Sunday, April 8 at 6:00 PM.  All meetings are held at the Cresskill Congregational Church, UCC, 85 Union Avenue in Cresskill, … Continue reading

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NJ Association Annual Meeting Reminder, Saturday, April 28

Our big day is coming up on Saturday, April 28 at the NJ Association’s Annual Meeting at the Community Church of Short Hills.  We will be discussing regular business items to include budget and amendments.  We will also be voting to … Continue reading

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The Bible and Homosexuality

http://youtu.be/ezQjNJUSraY

This is a thought-provoking video about LGBT identity and biblical interpretation. Watch, listen, and learn. This video is really a good place to begin an ONA conversation.

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Updated New Jersey Association ONA Resolution

We hope you are planning to attend our next gathering on Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 AM at the Stanley Congregational Church, Chatham, NJ.  We have a wonderful meeting planned for you. In order to prepare for the meeting, we … Continue reading

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January Gathering

Hello NJ UCCers! We will be meeting again this month on Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 AM at the Stanley Congregational Church, 94 Fairmont Avenue, in Chatham, NJ.  We will be meeting to mobilize volunteers and to spread the word to … Continue reading

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