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Your Invitation to the National Open and Affirming Gathering!

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NATIONAL ONA GATHERING – JUNE 24-25 – CLEVELAND OHIO

There’s still time for early-bird registration for the biggest and best National ONA Gathering in the 30-year history of our the Open and Affirming movement, June 24-25 in Cleveland, Ohio!

Registration is open at www.openandaffirming.org/ona-gathering.

This Gathering marks two milestones: the historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage (due shortly before or during the Gathering) and the 30th anniversary of the General Synod resolution that launched the ONA movement–today the largest and fastest-growing network of LGBT-affirming churches in the world! Join our growing ONA family throughout the United Church of Christ to celebrate our past, present and future!

Sponsored by the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition, Gathering 2015 will include:

inspiring preaching, worship, music, keynotes!
workshops to feed your mind and spirit!
fellowship, fun, food!

And Gathering won’t be the end of the celebration. On Friday night, the Coalition’s Synod ONA Banquet includes an inspiring keynote and music by the famous Coalition Choir. On Saturday, we’ll join Synod delegates and visitors at Cleveland’s annual Pride March. On Sunday, we’re offering a Coalition Cruise along America’s North Coast for ONA members and guests.

National ONA Gathering is a unique opportunity to see the big picture of the ONA movement–the largest and fastest-growing network of LGBT-affirming churches in the world! If your church is already ONA, you’ll learn new ways your congregation can have an impact in your community. If your church is beginning to explore the possibility of an ONA covenant, our workshops will help you design an ONA process that builds consensus and reduces conflict.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Cleveland! For more information, and to register, please visit the Coalition’s website at www.openandaffirming.org/ona-gathering, or contact Rod Mundy at ona@openandaffirming.org. Discounted early-bird registration continues until May 30.openandaffirminglogo

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