Thirty-years of being an Open & Affirming Church

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The United Church of Christ called their “Welcoming Congregation” process “Open & Affirming” congregations.  The Douglas, MI United Church of Christ has been an open and affirming congregation for thirty years.  On Sunday we will watch their minister’s inspiring message in celebration of Gay Pride month.

Reverend Salvatore Sapienza is the pastor of Douglas UCC.  Pastor Sal is a graduate of New York University (NYU) and All Faiths Seminary in New York City. He is a former Catholic monk and an ordained interfaith minister with Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ.

Pastor Sal is the author of the books, Seventy Times Seven, Gay is a Gift, and Mychal’s Prayer. He has facilitated workshops and retreats around the country. He and his husband, Gregg, have lived in the Saugatuck/Douglas area for over ten years and are actively involved in the community.


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