Open & Affirming Statement

Our Open & Affirming Covenant

Dover Congregational United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming congregation. We affirm that God’s grace is available to all. We welcome people of all ages, genders, races, views, abilities, sexual orientations, expressions and identities, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds into the full life and ministry of our church. We declare this in the name of God, whose Son, Jesus Christ, welcomed all people into God’s circle of grace.

Adopted by the congregation on September 21, 2008
Amended by the congregation on April 14, 2014


No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here!

“Open and Affirming” (ONA) is a movement of more than 1,200 churches that welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members. More than 275,000 members of the United Church of Christ belong to ONA churches—and our movement is growing.

-from the Open and Affirming Coalition