St. Louis Area Open & Affirming Congregations of the United Church of Christ
Rainbow Comma T-Shirts
Gateway ONA now offers year-round online t-shirt sales! We have a RedBubble account where you can order the classic rainbow comma logo, or the UCC's new "3 Great Loves" rainbow comma logo. Standard shipping is 5-9 days, the products are delivered straight to your home, and we have all sorts of shirt styles as well as mugs and other items!
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.
Out, Loud, Proud, & Blessed
Join us Saturday, September 21, for dinner, trivia, community building, and fun. The event will benefit the UCC's national Open and Affirming Coalition, and will be hosted at Eden Theological Seminary in Schroer Commons. The cost is $20 per person (cash or check at the door, please) and dinner will be 5:30pm-7pm, after which we'll begin the trivia! BYOB!
Reservations are requested by Friday, September 13th, but walk-ins are welcome. The tables seat eight, so invite your friends!
The Executive Director of the National UCC ONA Coalition will be attending the event, as well! Andy Lang has 18 years of experience as a communications professional in the United Church of Christ. He was a daily newspaper reporter and Congressional press officer in Washington, DC, before moving to Cleveland to join the UCC’s national communications staff in 1993. Andy built the UCC’s first churchwide website at ucc.org in 1994 and led the church’s national web ministry until 2004. Andy has been the Coalition’s executive director since 2010: in that capacity, he leads the UCC’s Open and Affirming Program, the largest LGBTQ-affirming church movement in the world. His passion is to reach the nearly 3,500 UCC congregations that have not yet adopted an ONA covenant. He is a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ in Shaker Heights, OH. Andy’s pronouns of choice are “he, him, his.”
We're so excited to be able to give back to the UCC's national ONA Coalition, please join us for this wonderful evening!
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Please RSVP to Lorin Cope at email@example.com if you are planning to attend.
Eden Theological Seminary
475 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri 63116
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Trivia starting at 7:00 p.m.
Cost is $20.00 per person and includes Trivia!
Gateway ONA Resource line
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.