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About beenwaitingforyou

You have reached the New Jersey Chapter of the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns. We are a part of the New Jersey Association of the Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ. Our organization helps affirm and equip lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members in New Jersey UCC churches. We are a social group, an advocacy group and a resource for churches considering the Open and Affirming Process.

2017 Update

Thank you for visiting our Open and Affirming resource website for the NJ Association of the Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ. We have updated several resources and verified other pages as working properly. If you have any questions … Continue reading

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We’re Here for You

This website is meant to be your resource for the ONA process.  We keep it updated with new resources, information, and how to begin your Open and Affirming discernment process.  We also have individuals willing to come out and share … Continue reading

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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. We have recently uploaded a bibliography of books addressing the LGBTQ and … 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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