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We’re Still Here

As you may have noticed, this site is basically a resource page directing you to the Open and Affirming process, if your congregation is starting it or if it is looking to consider going through it. The Resource tab has … Continue reading

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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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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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