OPEN AND AFFIRMING   (ONA)


 

 

The Vermont Conference is an Open and Affirming Conference of the United Church of Christ. What does ONA mean? To say that a setting of the UCC (a local church, conference, etc.) is "Open and Affirming" means that it has publicly declared that "gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer" (GLBTQ) people (or those of all "sexual orientations" and "gender expressions") are welcome in its full life and ministry (e.g. membership, leadership, employment etc.)

It bespeaks a spirit of hospitality and a willingness to live out that welcome in meaningful ways.

 

 

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Barre

         Congregational Church UCC                                            Organized:    1799                             Church Email:  staff@barrecongregational.org   

         Pastor: Rev. David Vanderlinde-Abernathy                   Church Phone:  (802) 476-3065      Handicap Access:   Yes

         Church Location: 35 Church St                                        Mailing Address: 35 Church St        Barre                   05641-4229  

 

Bethel

          United Church of Bethel                                                Organized 1816                                    Church Email: tharty@myfairpoint.net

          Pastor: Mr. Tom Harty                                                    Church Phone:  (802) 234-5513         Handeicap Access: Yes

          Church Location: 129 Church Street                            Mailing Address: P.O. Box 28             Bethel                  05032                                          

         

Brandon

         Brandon Congregational Church                                 Organized:         1785                           Church Email:  brandoncongregationalchurch@gmail.com

         Pastor: Rev. Bill Bartholomew                                      Church Phone:  (802) 247-6121         Handicap Access:    Yes

         Church Location: 1 Carver St                                        Mailing Address: PO Box 97               Brandon                05733-0097                                                                

                                                                                                    Church Web Site:   

Brattleboro

         Centre Congregational Church                                    Organized:   1816                                 Church Email: centrechurch@centrechurchvt.org 

         Pastor: Rev. Bert Marshall IN                                       Church Phone:  (802) 254-4730          Handicap Access:   Yes

         Church Location: 193 Main St                                      Mailing Address: 193 Main St             Brattleboro            05301                                       

                                                                                                  Church Web Site:   www.centrechurchvt.org

 

         First Congregational Church, UCC                              Organized:    1770                                  Church Email: fccwb1770@wbucc.com

         Pastor: Jeremy Kirk IN                                                   Church Phone:  (802) 254-9767           Handicap Access:    No

         Church Location: 880 Western Ave                            Mailing Address: PO Box 2389             Brattleboro            05303-2389                                                    

                                                                                                  Church Web Site:    www.wbucc.com

Burlington

         College Street Congregational Church                    Organized:   1860                                       Church Email:info@collegestreetchurch.org

         Pastor: Rev. Ken White                                               Church Phone:  (802) 864-7704               Handicap Access:   Yes

         Church Location: 265 College St                               Mailing Address: 265 College St              Burlington             05401-8317     

                                                                                                Church Web Site: www.collegestreetchurch.org

Burlington

         First Congregational Church                                     Organized:   1805                                       Church Email: info@firstchurchburlington.org

         Pastor: Carrie Bail (Int) Sally May (AP-IN)                Church Phone:  (802) 862-5010               Handicap Access:   Yes

         Church Location: 38 S Winooski Ave                       Mailing Address: 38 S Winooski Ave       Burlington             05401-3869

                                                                                                Church Web Site:  www.firstchurchburlington.org

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Charlotte

         Charlotte Congregational Church                           Organized:   1792                                      Church Email: charlotteucc@gmavt.net

         Pastor: Rev. Arnold Thomas (IN)                                                                                                   Handicap Access:   Yes

             /Rev. Susan Cooke Kittredge (AP)                        Church Phone:(802) 425-3176                                                                                                     

         Church Location: 403 Church Hill Rd                      Mailing Address: PO Box 12                    Charlotte           05445-0012                                                                                   

                                                                                               Church Web Site:   www.charlotteucc.org

Colchester (Malletts Bay)

          Malletts Bay Congregational Church                    Organized: 1984                                         Church Email:  mbccpastor@gmail.com

          Pastor:                                                                        Church Phone: (802) 658-9155                Handicap Access:  Yes

          Church Location: 1672 W Laleshore Dr                Mailing Address: P.O. Box 157                 Colchester   05446-0157

                                                                                               Church Website: www.mbccvt.org           

 

Cornwall  

         First Congregational Church                                    Organized:    1785                                      Church Email:         cccucc@shoreham.net  

         Pastor: Rev.Dr. Mary Kay Schueneman                 Church Phone:  (802) 462-3111                Handicap Access:    Yes

         Church Location: 2598 Rte 30                                 Mailing Address: 2598 Rte 30                   Cornwall               05753                                                                  

                                                                                               Church Web Site:      

Craftsbury Common

        United Church of Craftsbury                                   Organized:   1797                                        Church Email: unitedchurchcraftsbury@gmail.com 

        Pastor: Rev. Arnold Brown (PE)                               Church Phone:  (802) 586-8028                Handicap Access:   Yes

       Church Location: 7 Church Lane                             Mailing Address: PO Box 46                      Craftsbury       05827                                                      

                                                                                             Church Web Site:   www.unitedchurchofcraftsbury.com

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Danville

       Danville Congregational Church, UCC                    Organized:   1792                                        Church Email:  dcc@danville-ucc.org

       Pastor: Rev. Doug Carter                                          Church Phone:  (802) 684-1151                 Handicap Access:   Yes

      Church Location: 87 Hill St                                        Mailing Address:  PO Box 161                   Danville         05828-0161         

                                                                                             Church Web Site:   www.danville-ucc.org

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East Dummerston

      Dummerston Congregational Church, UCC           Organized:   1779                                          Church Email: dccsecretarysjm@gmail.com

      Pastor:                                                                          Church Phone:  (802) 257-0544                   Handicap Access:   Yes

      Church Location: 1535 Middle Rd                            Mailing Address: 32 Park Laughton Rd      Dummerston          05346-9555                                                                        

                                                                                             Church Web Site:   www.dummerstonchurch.org

East Arlington

      Federated Church of E Arlington                             Organized:    1843                                         Church Email: federatedchurch05250@gmail.com  

      Pastor: Rev.  Kathy Clark                                           Church Phone:  (802) 375-2548                  Handicap Access:   Yes

      Church Location: 102 Ice Pond Rd  05250             Mailing Address: PO Box 246                      E Arlington            05252-0246                  

                                                                                            Church Web Site:  www.federatedchurchofeastarlington.org

East Montpelier

     The Old Meeting House                                          Organized:   1823                                              Church Email: admin@oldmeetinghouse.org  

     Pastor: Rev. Elissa Johnk (P)

/ Mary Collen Sinnott (PA)                                           Church Phone:  (802) 229-9593                       Handicap Access:   Yes

     Church Location: 1620 Center Rd, E Montpelier    Mailing Address: 1620 Center Rd                Montpelier             05602                    

                                                                                         Church Web Site: www.oldmeetinghouse.org

Essex Junction

    First Congregational Church                                   Organized:  1859

    Pastor: Rev. Mark Mendes SP/

    Devon Thomas APINT                                              Church Email:         welcome@fccej.org    

                                                                                         Church Phone:  (802) 878-5745                       Handicap Access:   Yes

    Church Location: 1 Church St                                 Mailing Address:        1 Church St                    Essex Junction 05452-4723                                                                                    

                                                                                         Church Web Site:  www.fccej.org

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Greensboro

    Greensboro United Church of Christ                   Organized:   1804                                                Church Email:         greensborochurch@gmail.com 

    Pastor: Rev. Rona Kinsly (IN)                                 Church Phone:  (802) 533-2223                         Handicap Access:   Yes

    Church Location: 165 Wilson St                            Mailing Address: PO Box 176                            Greensboro           05841-0176                                                      

                                                                                       Church Web Site:  www.guccvt.org

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Hardwick

    United Church of Hardwick, Inc                          Organized:    1894                                                 Church Email: ucofhardwick@myfairpoint.net

    Pastor: Rev. Dr. Evelyn E. Lavelli                         Church Phone:  (802) 472-6800                           Handicap Access:   Yes

   Church Location: 216 S Main St                           Mailing Address: PO Box 396                              Hardwick              05843-0396                                                                  

                                                                                     Church Web Site:

Hartford

   Greater Hartford United Church of Christ         Organized:   1827                                                    Church Email:         vtnana@comcast.net  

   Pastor: Ms. Sally Ann Silfies                                  Church Phone:  (802) 295-9635                            Handicap Access:   Yes

   Church Location: 1721 Maple St                          Mailing Address:         PO Box 265                       Hartford                        05047-0265     

                                                                                     Church Web Site:

Hartland

   First Congreg. Church of Hartland UCC             Organized:    1779                                                   Church Email:     brickchurch@vermontel.net

   Pastor: Rev. Lucia Jackson                                    Church Phone:  (802) 436-2224                            Handicap Access:   Yes

   Church Location: 10 Station Rd                           Mailing Address:           PO Box 454                      Hartland          05048-0454                                                         

   Mailing Address:       PO Box 454                         Hartland          05048-0454       

                                                                                     Church Web Site:    www.hartlandcongregationalchurch.org

Hinesburg

    United Church of Hinesburg, UCC                     Organized:    1789                                                   Church Email: unitedchurch@gmavt.net  

    Pastor: Rev. Jared Hamilton                                Church Phone:  (802) 482-3352                            Handicap Access:   Yes

    Church Location: 10570 Rte 116, Hinesburg Village   Mailing Address: PO Box 39                      Hinesburg             05461-0039       

                                                                                  Church Web Site:   www.ucofh.org

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Killington

   Sherburne United Church of Christ                     Organized:    1885                                                    Church Email: brandx@vermontel.net  

   Pastor:                                                                       Church Phone:  (802) 422-9440                             Handicap Access:   Yes

   Church Location: 4173 Rte 4                                 Mailing Address: PO Box 359                                 Killington              05751-0359                                        

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Middlebury

     The Congregational Church, UCC             Organized:   1790                                                               Church Email: midducc@comcast.net    

     Pastor: Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson          Church Phone:  (802) 388-7634                                        Handicap Access:   Yes

    Church Location: 2 Main St                        Mailing Address: 27 N Pleasant St                                   Middlebury            05753          

                                                                            Church Web Site:     www.midducc.org

Montpelier

    Bethany Church, UCC                                 Organized:    1808                                                               Church Email: uccbethany@comcast.net

    Pastor: Rev. Amy Pitton                              Church Phone:  (802) 223-2424                                        Handicap Access:   Yes

    Church Location: 115 Main St                   Mailing Address: 115 Main St                                            Montpelier             05602-2985                                               

                                                                            Church Web Site:     www.bethanychurchvt.org

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North Thetford

  United Church of Thetford                                             Organized:   2008                                              Email:         unitedchurchofthetford@gmail.com

  Pastor: Rev. Gail Dimick                                                  Church Phone:  (802) 333-4429                      Handicap Access:   Yes

  Church Location: 5470 US Rte 5                                    Mailing Address: PO Box 56                            N Thetford             05054-0056                            

         Mailing Address: PO Box 56                                    N Thetford             05054-0056        

                                                                                             Church Web Site:  www.unitedchurchofthetford.org 

Norwich

  Norwich Congregational Church, UCC                      Organized:    1819                                                Church Email: norwichcongregational@gmail.com   

  Pastor: Rev. Mary Brownlow                                       Church Phone:  (802) 649-1433                         Handicap Access:   Yes

  Church Location: 15 Church St                                   Mailing Address: PO Box 236                             Norwich                05055-0236                                           

                                                                                           Church Web Site:   www.norwichcongregational.org

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Randolph

 Bethany Church, UCC                                                Organized:    1817                                                    Church Email:   bethanyucc@gmail.com

 Pastor: Rev. Kimberly McKerley                               Church Phone:  (802) 728-5849                             Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 30 N Main St                                 Mailing Address: 30 N Main St                               Randolph          05060-1149                                          

                                                                                       Church Web Site:     www.bethanyuccvt.org

Randolph Center

 First Congregational Church of Randolph UCC    Organized:    1831                                                     Church Email:

 Pastor:                                                                         Church Phone:  (802) 356-0578                              Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: E Bethel Rd                                  Mailing Address: PO Box 14                                    Randolph Center     05061                

                                                                                      Church Web Site:     www.uccrandolph.org

Richmond

 Richmond Congregational Church, UCC               Organized:    1801                                                      Church Email:     church@rccucc.org      

 Pastor: Rev. Katelyn Macrae                                   Church Phone:  (802) 434-2053                                Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 20 Church St                               Mailing Address: PO Box 302                                   Richmond             05477-0302                                              

                                                                                      Church Web Site:     www.rccucc.org

 

Rutland

 Grace Congregational United Church of               Organized:    1788                                                      Church Email:         graceucc@gracechurchvt.org

 Pastor: Revs. John Weatherhogg(SP)

/ Tracy Fye(AP)

/ Rev. Bob Boutwell (PA)

/ Rev. David Dean (PE)                                               Church Phone:(802) 775-4301                                  Handicap Access:Yes

 Church Location: 8 Court St                                    Mailing Address: 8 Court St                                       Rutland                05701                                           

                                                                                      Church Web Site:     www.gracechurchvt.org

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  United Community Church, UCC                                                                                                                    Church Email:Unitedcommunitychurchucc@gmail.com 

  Pastor: Rev. Joan Vincent                                       Church Phone:  (802) 748-2603                                   Handicap Access:   Yes

  Church Location: 1325 Main St                             Mailing Address:         1325 Main St        St Johnsbury                                 05819-2259     

                                                                                     Church Web Site:   

                                               [South and North have created a new church called United Community Church]  

 Saxtons River

 Christ's Church                                                         Organized:    1825                                                           Church Email:    

  Pastor: Rev. Ivy Merrill                                           Church Phone:  (802) 869-2340                                    Handicap Access:   Yes

  Church Location: 24 Main St                                 Mailing Address: PO Box 649                                       Saxtons River        05154                                                                      

                                                                                     Church Web Site:     www.christschurchsr.org

Sharon

 Sharon Congregational Church UCC                    Organized:    1782                                                          Church Email:     sharonvtucc@gmail.com   

 Pastor:                                                                       Church Phone:  (802) 763-2007                                    Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 55 VT Rte 132                            Mailing Address: PO Box 42                                          Sharon                 05065-0042                                              

                                                                                    Church Web Site:     www.sharonvtcongchurch.org

 

Springfield

 First Congregational Church                               Organized:    1781                                                             Church Email: fccucc@vermontel.net

 Pastor: Rev. Jean O'Bresky                                  Church Phone:  (802) 885-5728                                       Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 77 Main St                               Mailing Address: 77 Main St                                             Springfield             05156-2999  

                                                                                                                                                                               Church Web Site:     www.fccuccspfdvt.org

South Hero

 Congregational Church of S Hero, UCC                  Organized:    1795                                                       Church Email:         ccshvt@gmail.com   

 Pastor: Rev. Cordelia Burpee                                    Church Phone:  (802) 372-4962                                 Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 24 South St                                   Mailing Address: PO Box 99                                      S Hero          05486-0099                                                

                                                                                        Church Web Site::   www.vtcucc.org/South_Hero 

 

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Thetford

  First Congregational Church                                  Organized:    1773                                                          Church Email: office@thetfordhillchurch.org

  Pastor: Rev. Robin Junker-Boyce                           Church Phone:  (802) 785-2915                                    Handicap Access:   Yes

  Church Location: 2596 Rte 113                             Mailing Address: PO Box 69                                          Thetford               05074-0069                                               

                                                                                      Church Web Site:     www.thetfordhillchurch.org

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Vergennes

 Congregational Church of Vergennes, UCC        Organized:    1793                                                              Church Email: vucc@vergennesucc.org

 Pastor: Rev. Gary F. Lewis                                      Church Phone:  (802) 877-2435                                       Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 30 S Water St                             Mailing Address: 30 S Water St                                       Vergennes            05491-1210    

                                                                                    Church Web Site:     www.vergennesucc.org

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Waitsfield

 Waitsfield United Church of Christ                     Organized:    1796                                                                Church Email:   nmchugh@gmavt.net

 Pastor: Rev. Nancy McHugh                                Church Phone:  (802) 496-3065                                          Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 4385 Main St                           Mailing Address:         PO Box 16                                        Waitsfield               05673-0016                

                                                                                  Church Web Site:   www.waitsfieldchurch.org

 

Warren

 Warren United Church, UCC                               Organized:    1885                                                                  Church Email: susanmcknight@gmavt.net

 Pastor: Rev. Susan G. McKnight                         Church Phone:  (802) 496-2713                                            Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 339 Main St                             Mailing Address: PO Box 114                                               Warren                 05674-0114                                                                                 

                                                                                  Church Web Site:     www.warrenchurch.org

 

 

West Dover

  West Dover Congregational Church, UCC      Organized:    1868                                                                    Church Email: westdoverchurch@gmail.com

  Pastor:                                                                  Church Phone:  (802) 464-1195                                              Handicap Access:   Yes

   Church Location: 104 VT Rte 100N                 Mailing Address: PO Box 710                                                 W Dover               05356-0710                                                          

                                                                                 Church Web Site:     www.westdoverchurch.com 

 

Westford

  United Church of Westford                              Organized:    1801                                                                      Church Email:         karthaud@aol.com

  Pastor: Rev. Katherine Arthaud                       Church Phone:  (802) 233-8639                                               Handicap Access:   Yes

  Church Location: Brookside Rd, Westford     Mailing Address: PO Box 429                                                  Westford               05445-0429                                                                 

                                                                                Church Web Site:     www.westfordchurch.comWestminster

 Westmore

Westmore Community Church                          Organized:    1893                                                                       Church Email:  

Pastor: Rev. Martha Peck                                    Church Phone:  (802) 525-1108                                                Handicap Access:   Yes

Church Location: 27 Hinton Hill Rd, Westmore       Mailing Address: 27 Hinton Hill Rd                                  Orleans                05860-9397            

                                                                                Church Web Site:

Weybridge

 Weybridge Congregational UCC                      Organized:    1794                                                                         Church Email: church_weybridge@gmavt.net  

 Pastor: Rev. Daniel Cooperrider                      Church Phone:  (802) 545-2579                                                  Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 2790 Weybridge Rd            Mailing Address: 2790 Weybridge Rd                                        Weybridge        05753-9514    

                                                                               Church Web Site:     www.weybridgechurch.org

 

Williston

 Williston Federated Church                            Organized:    1800                                                                          Church Email:         office@steeple.org

 Pastor:                                                                Church Phone:  (802) 878-5792                                                   Handicap Access:   Yes

Church Location: 44 N Williston Rd                Mailing Address: 44 N Williston Rd                                             Williston               05495-8601                                                  

                                                                             Church Web Site:     www.steeple.org

Windsor

 The Old South Church, UCC                            Organized:    1768                                                                           Church Email:         oldsouthchurchwindsor@gmail.com        

 Pastor: Rev. Amanda Lape-Freeberg             Church Phone:  (802) 674-5087                                                    Handicap Access:   Yes

 Church Location: 146 Main St                        Mailing Address: PO Box 298                                                         Windsor                05089-0298                                        

                                                                             Church Web Site:

 

Vermont Conference ONA Churches 



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Barre Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

Barre

WashingtonBethany United Church of Christ

Randolph

Windsor-OrangeBethany Church, United Church of Christ

Montpelier

Washington

Bradford Congregational UCC        BradfordGrafton-Orange

Brandon Congregational Church

Brandon

SouthwestCentre Congregational Church

Brattleboro

Windham UnionChrist's Church

Saxtons River

Windham Union

College Street Congregational Church

Burlington

ChamplainCongregational Church of Charlotte

Charlotte

Champlain

Congregational Church of South Hero

South Hero

ChamplainDanville Congregational Church

Danville

Northeast

Dummerston Congregational ChurchDummerstonWindham Union

Federated Church of East Arlington

East Arlington

SouthwestFirst Congregational Church

Burlington

ChamplainFirst Congregational Church

Cornwall

AddisonFirst Congregational Church

Hartland

Windsor-OrangeFirst Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

Randolph Center

Windsor-OrangeFirst Congregational Church

Springfield

Windham Union

First Congregational Church

Thetford

Grafton-Orange

First Congregational Church, United Church of ChristW. BrattleboroWindham Union

First Congregational Church of Essex Junction

Essex Junction

ChamplainFirst Congregational Church of Windsor (Old South Church)

Windsor

Windsor-OrangeGrace Congregational United Church of Christ

Rutland

SouthwestGreensboro United Church of Christ

Greensboro

NortheastGuilford Community Church

Guilford

Windham UnionGreater Hartford United Church of Christ

Hartford

Windsor OrangeMalletts Bay Congregational Church

Colchester

ChamplainMiddlebury Congregational Church

Middlebury

Addison

New Haven Congregational ChurchNew HavenAddison

United Community Church

St. Johnsbury

NortheastUnited Church of Thetford

North Thetford

Grafton-Orange-SulivanNorwich Congregational Church

Norwich

Windsor-OrangeOld Meeting House

East Montpelier

WashingtonRichmond Congregational Church

Richmond

ChamplainSecond Congregational Church

Bennington

SouthwestSharon Congregational Church

Sharon

Windsor-OrangeSherburne United Church of Christ

Killington

Windsor-OrangeUnited Church of Craftsbury

Craftsbury Common

NortheastUnited Church of Hardwick

Hardwick

NortheastUnited Church of Hinesburg

Hinesburg

ChamplainVergennes Congregational Church

Vergennes

AddisonUnited Church of Westford

Westford

ChamplainWaitsfield United Church of Christ

Waitsfield

WashingtonWarren United Church of Christ

Warren

WashingtonWest Dover Congregational Church

West Dover

Windham UnionWestminster West Congregational Church

Westminster

Windham UnionWeybridge Congregational Church

Weybridge

AddisonWilliston Federated Church

Williston

Champlain


RESOLUTION TO BE AN OPEN & AFFIRMING CONFERENCE
Adopted by 2002 Annual Meeting
of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ


 WHEREAS Jesus Christ teaches us to love one another (John 15:7), and;
WHEREAS the Apostle Paul teaches us to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), and;
WHEREAS Christians can and do legitimately disagree about what constitutes truth and how best to express love, therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ, declare that the Conference setting is open, welcoming and affirming of all persons in all aspects of its administrative, program and worship life. We covenant with God and one another to extend welcome and Christian fellowship to all followers and seekers of Christ without fear, prejudice or discrimination due to race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, physical, mental or emotional condition, educational, financial situation, biblical or theological interpretation, or any other circumstance that has historically been a barrier to full life, participation, membership, mission, work and ministry in the Vermont Conference setting of the United Church of Christ. We embrace them as sisters and brothers and equal partners in the Body of Christ with unlimited access to every opportunity of service to God, and;

BE IT RESOLVED that we of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ will continue a committed, prayerful and respectful dialogue with one another as we seek God's guidance for greater biblical and theological understanding of important issues, including those relating to human sexuality, and;

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ encourages its member churches to begin or continue study and conversation about human sexuality (including perspectives on all sides of this matter) and other aspects that concern us, and in light of that study, to prayerfully consider adopting a statement of openness, welcome and affirmation similar to that of the Conference, and finally;

  BE IT RESOLVED that the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ reaches this decision not because of what its members individually and separately are, but rather because of what its members in covenant, Conference and community with one another struggle to be: a Body of Christ "in which there is no dissention, but where members may have the same care for one another, so that if one member suffers, all suffer together with it, and if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it." (1 Corinthians 12:26-27)