ONA Discernment Statement

Last night, the council members of the Presque Isle Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, voted to start the discernment process to become an official Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation.

We believe this is a natural progression in the life of our congregation, as we already strive to be welcoming and inclusive to all.

To become an ONA Congregation means creating a public declaration of unconditional welcome and support to those in the LGBTQ+  community.  This requires a time of education, reflection, and prayer.  We believe that through this process we can develop an understanding of how we can be fully inclusive to LGBTQ+ persons.