St. Luke's

United Church of Christ




No Matter Who You Are Or Where You Are On Life's Journey, You Are Welcome Here!


World Aids Day Presentation at St. Luke's UCC

December 3, 2017

Open & Affirming in the UCC

ONA information from the United Church of Christ website

In Support of Equal Marriage Rights for All

The resolution approved by the United Church of Christ General  Synod 25 in 2005.

The Children are Free: Re-Examining the Biblical Evidence on Same-Sex Relationships

In this book, Rev. Jeff Miner and Rev. Tyler Connoley (our Sabbatical Associate Conference Minister) offer a comprehensive yet easy-to-read examination of the  biblical evidence regarding loving same-sex relationships and God’s attitude toward them. Several copies are available for borrowing from the church office.

LGBT Terms and Definitions

An Example of What it Means to be “Affirming”

An article & video from the Boston Globe about how a neighborhood rallied around and affirmed their gay neighbors.

Seven Things I’m Learning About Transgender Persons

Article written by a Baptist pastor in Dallas for Baptist News Global, an independent Baptist news organization.

Kansas lesbian pastor finding a home in the UCC

Clunky Questions

A series of videos prepared by the Lutheran (ELCA) church’s Reconciling Works (equivalent to the UCC’s Open & Affirming). The videos provide some answers to questions that people may be uncomfortable asking.

‘LGBTQQIA’: Why do you need a label for everything?

Why can’t church just say “All are Welcome!” and leave it at that?

I don’t ‘get’ transgender.

Is this a gay church now?

More Clunky Questions

College/Scholarship Guide for LGBTQ Students

A college guide that breaks down the individual components that make a campus LGBTQ-friendly, as well as provides scholarship information.

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

This comprehensive guide is 100% free and covers LGBTQ statistics, representation, and inclusivity in higher education, tips for finding the right LGBTQ-friendly school, mental health concerns faced by LGBTQ students, and financial aid.