Open and Affirming

NHCUCC's Open & Affirming Resolution


In 2005, at the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference, United Church of Christ, adopted A Resolution Declaring the NH Conference to be OPEN and AFFIRMING.


RESOLVED: That the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ declares the New Hampshire Conference to be an Open and Affirming Conference, and that all people, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity, are fully welcomed into the life of the Conference.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ reaffirms the action taken at the 187th (1989) Annual Meeting to encourage local churches to become Open and Affirming, and commits the New Hampshire Conference to a non-discrimination policy with respect to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in every aspect of employment by the Conference, including, but not limited to, the calling of pastoral leadership.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 204th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ joins the Fifteenth General Synod in "Calling on United Church of Christ Congregations to Declare Themselves Open and Affirming" and to adopt a policy of non-discrimination with regard to sexual orientation as well as a Covenant of Openness and Affirmation of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and heterosexual persons within the community of faith.


Open and Affirming Churches in the New Hampshire Conference, UCC

UCC Coalition: ONA Resources

Open and Affirming in the UCC


ONA Anniversary Celebration at Plymouth Congregational Church

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, our Conference's first Open and Affirming congregation, recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its decision to become ONA. We are pleased to share these videos of the worship services:

  • Click here to watch the video of the Friday evening, May 5, worship service.
  • Click here to watch the video of the Saturday, May 6, worship service.