Open & Affirming (ONA)

Our church is a community of extravagant welcome. We welcome and embrace with affirmation, all persons of every age, race, culture, marital status and family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, physical and mental ability, economic and social status and religious background, including non-believers and seekers.

The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury (FCCOWT) is proud to be a home for our LGBTQA brothers and sisters as well as others who may feel alienated from the church. FCCOWT is a part of the national family of local UCC churches that identify as Open and Affirming (ONA). ONA churches not only welcome, but authentically affirm the diversity of our friends and families and welcome them in our pews, our lay leadership and pulpit.