During March we remember that on March 13, 1996, First Congregational Church of Eugene was certified an Open and Affirming Congregation. Each worship service in March will offer a church member gracefully engaging with the congregation by briefly narrating their own experience with gender and sexual orientation.

On Sunday, March 12, after church, we will have a special celebration of our church’s ONA certification in Fellowship Hall. Come join us on Sundays in March as we celebrate our ministry as an Open and Affirming Congregation.

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

John 13:34

He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Matthew 22:37-40