|Juniper Formation, a new church start in Denver, is the newest RMC Open and Affirming Congregation! |
We recently sent their pastor, The Rev. Dr. Jenny Whitcher, and the church membership a message to confirm their certification. Their ONA Covenant, adopted on November 11, 2018, reads: “Juniper Formation is invested in shared liberation and disrupting the cornerstones of oppression; and committed to radical love and justice for the diversity of God’s creation, especially the marginalized and oppressed. Our church and is womxn-led, multiethnic, and antiracist, affirming of undocumented neighbors, celebrating different abilities, and Open & Affirming of LGBTQ+ individuals and families in the life and leadership of our church. We are centering the margins of the Church.”
Juniper Formation is now part of the largest and fastest-growing LGBTQ-affirming church movement in the world! We’re grateful for the leadership and hard work that led to this day. The church has been added to the ONA map at www.openandaffirming.org/find, and we’re notifying the UCC’s CARD Team who will assure their ONA status will also appear on the UCC website.
In the coming months, we’ll celebrate them as a new member of our ONA family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and in our email newsletter, RIPPLES. And to the church members, may we share our blessings again as you continue your journey of faith, now as an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ!