If God had wanted me otherwise,
God would have created me otherwise.
Johann von Goethe
Open and Affirming (OnA): Committed to justice for all people, in 1999, BUCC voted to become Open and Affirming, an official designation in the UCC for churches that deliberately have chosen to commit to welcome, affirm, and advocate for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons. We welcome our LGBT family and know that we are all utterly beloved by God.