Immanuel United Church of Christ in Streamwood voted to be Open and Affirming Congregation in 1996. We were the first congregation in the Fox Valley Association of the Illinois Conference to become an Open and Affirming Congregation.
THE OPEN AND AFFIRMING COALITION OF
THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ (formerly known as the UCC Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns) is a national organization working toward the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions in church and society. It created the Open and Affirming Program to encourage congregations and other settings of the church to directly welcome LGBT people.