St. Louis Area Open & Affirming Congregations of the United Church of Christ
4th Annual Bingo Event
Welcome to our fourth annual fundraiser to support the National Open & Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ and AllianceQ of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ!
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
6:30 - 9:00 PM Central Time
Where: This event will be Hybrid with Zoom (link will be sent via email) or in Person at Parkway United Church of Christ at 2841 N Ballas Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131.
If you are attending in person, a meal will be provided.
Gateway Open & Affirming is hosting an evening of Bingo, trivia, fellowship, and fun to raise donations in support of the national UCC Open and Affirming Coalition and for AllianceQ of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.
There will also be a free will offering at registration and at the event for both the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition and for AllianceQ of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.
Registration is $25 (this covers our transaction fees) and each participant will receive five (5) Bingo cards by email. You should receive a confirmation email that your registration was successful, but please check your spam folder, just in case!
The Bingo cards themselves will be emailed out the week of the event, after registration closes. The Zoom link will be sent out as well, but in a separate email. Please print these cards ahead of time, if you would like, or plan to play online via the link in the email.
We recommend using your phone to watch and mark your Bingo cards, and using a computer or tablet to display the Zoom call.
Registration will start September 14th, 2023 and will close on October 11th, 2023. Thank you in advance for registering!
Due to the online nature of this event and the preparation required, we cannot take walk-ins.
With Registration we are asking for your intention of how you plan to attend. You are not held to this, but it gives us an idea for planning purposes. If something changes and you have the ability to come in person then you are welcomed, if something changes and you must attend virtually you are still welcomed to join via Zoom as we will send the information to all.
Should you need additional help or have questions, Please contact Lorin at : email@example.com
A Message from Sharon Love:
Rainbow Comma T-Shirts
Classic Rainbow Comma
"3 Great Loves" Rainbow Comma
We are selling the shirts at cost, so Gateway ONA makes no profit on them. You pay only for your shirt and its shipping cost.
Due to limitations in Redbubble's interface, some of the shirt styles allow you to select white or grey background colors. We ask that you choose a "rainbow" color as the background color of your shirt. This is both so that the white writing on the shirt is readable, and so that we look colorful in the PrideFest parade.
Thank you, and please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
As a non-profit group, we welcome and appreciate any donations you wish to send. Checks can be made payable to "Gateway ONA" and sent to:
Mr. Greg Schmelig, Treasurer
Parkway United Church of Christ
2841 North Ballas Road
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Other communications may be sent to
3510 Giles Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63116
WE ARE UCC
The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul. Our faith is over 2,000 years old...our thinking is NOT.
WE ARE OPEN & AFFIRMING
To say that a UCC church is “Open and Affirming” means that it has publicly and specifically declared that those of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (LGBTQ) are welcome in its full life and ministry. ONA congregations offer a spirit of hospitality and show a willingness to live out that extravagant welcome in meaningful ways.
WE ARE GATEWAY
Gateway ONA is a coalition of LGBTQ Open & Affirming congregations of the United Church of Christ (UCC) in the St. Louis area. We provide support to our member churches, run a resource hotline, host annual events to educate on LGBT issues and have a presence at PRIDE.