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Open and Affirming Statements

Eden United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming (“ONA”) Congregation.

In 1995, we joined a growing number of progressive church congregations that have been recognized by the UCC Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Concerns for our commitment to being an inclusive faith community.

Our year-long study process conducted in the early 1990s led to the adoption of our ONA statement, and ultimately to recognition by the Coalition. Our ONA Statement appears in the heading of our Sunday worship bulletins and reads as follows:

We believe that all people are children of God; that persons of all ages, races, and sexual orientations are parts of our increasingly diverse culture; and we welcome all persons into the full life and ministry of this church.

Eden’s Cabinet adopted a resolution in 2004 supporting our Senior Minister’s decision to provide premarital counseling and to preside at rehearsals and weddings for same-gender couples, following principles and practices similar to those that she has applied in ministry with couples of the opposite gender for many years. Click here for more information about getting married at Eden Church.

Pastor Arlene with two brides

Upcoming Events

Tue 20

Eden Stitchers

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 21

Seekers Book Discussion

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 22

Thanksgiving Holiday- Campus Closed

November 22 @ 8:00 am - November 23 @ 5:00 pm
Sat 24

Campus Closed

November 24
Sun 25

Sunday Worship

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Tue 27

Eden Stitchers

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 28

Seekers Book Discussion

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am