Shaping Generations — 2022 National ONA Gathering

Shaping Generations — 2022 National ONA Gathering

The Open and Affirming Coalition UCC is hosting a national virtual gathering August 5 – 7, 2022

Titled  “Shaping Generations: Queer Justice and Lover in the UCC,”  the gathering will include speakers the Rev. Rhina Ramos, Bishop Yvette Flunder, the Rev. Andy Lang, and the Rev. Bill Johnson.

You can find more information and register for the event on the ONA website.

From the event registration page::

“National ONA Gathering is the biennial family reunion of the Open and Affirming movement in the United Church of Christ! This virtual Gathering is our first since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Members of any church—ONA or not-yet ONA—are invited to attend. Expect a celebration with exuberant music and inspiring preaching.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the ONA Coalition’s founding in 1972—and the Rev. William R. Johnson’s ordination as the first openly gay man chosen for Christian ministry earlier that year. The theme, “Shaping Generations,” will celebrate our movement’s founders—among them, Bill Johnson, the Rev. Anne Holmes, Ann B. Day and Donna Enberg—and many others. We’ll celebrate contemporary ONA ministries throughout the church and say farewell to our Executive Director, the Rev. Andy Lang, who retires from his ministry as Executive Director at the end of the year.”