Open and Affirming

rainbowcommawithwordsWest Dover Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation of the United Church of Christ. ONA churches are those which have made a congregational decisions to welcome all people to the full life and ministry of their church, including those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. To learn more about being ONA visit:

The Open and Affirming statement of West Dover Congregational Church, unanimously adopted in November, 2013, reads:

We the members of the West Dover Congregational Church declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation. We welcome people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, marital statuses, ages, socio-economic classes, physical and mental abilities, and educational backgrounds to the full life, leadership, and ministry of this church. We proudly affirm that “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”


United Church of Christ Celebration — Part Two: Where All Are Welcome