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open & Affirming

The “Church at the Circle,” as we are often called, welcomes you to embrace the good news of God’s love and to share your gifts with our community of believers—regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, heritage, or creed. 

Our members come from diverse theological traditions and varied church backgrounds. We are an open and affirming congregation that affirms the worth and dignity of all creation.​

Open & Affirming (ONA) Covenant adopted Feb. 2017

We, the members of North Madison Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, commit ourselves publicly to be an Open and Affirming Community. 


Grateful to God for creating us in our rich variety, we gather to worship, serve and model justice in an unjust world. As followers of Jesus, we promise our love and support to all persons, embracing differences of age, race, ethnicity, mental and physical capability, marital choice, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith background, and socio-economic status. 


Upheld by the Spirit, we welcome the authenticity of each other and affirm the dignity and worth of every person.  Together, we create a safe inclusive community where we are called to witness God’s love for the world.

We offer room to share your questions and curiosity 
  • Weddings, baptisms, and Communion for all 

  • Access for those with mobility challenges

  • Virtual and in-person worship Sundays 10:00 a.m. 

  • Progressive Bible Study

  • “Our Whole Lives” sexuality education for youth

  • Community involvement & support of youth and adults at risk 

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