South Church is an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation. Our ONA designation means we have declared that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are not only welcome but also affirmed in the full life of our church and its ministries. We strive to provide a warm welcome to all God’s children, to live out this welcome in meaningful ways, to grow in understanding of one another, and to seek opportunities to celebrate our welcoming environment. We believe this mission falls under the larger umbrella of social justice.
On June 18, 2020, Mimi Lemay, the author of “What We Will Become” joined us for a virtual Zoom event. Lemay shared the story of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her life. This event was co-sponsored by South Church and Welcoming Faiths. Click here to view (54 minutes)
South Church is also a host home for PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Transgender support groups.
This video provides information about the Open & Affirming movement in the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (featuring our Senior Pastor Dana).