October 10, 2013
Community UCC in St. Paul Park Community UCC in St. Paul Park
We visited a church in St. Paul Park, MN, for our special documentary episode on the Welcoming Movement, which airs this week.
 
Our visit caught the attention of local media. Read South Washington County Bulletin for a peek behind the scenes of the filming. 
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At the Community UCC, we spoke with Pastor Oby Ballinger, who told us about his journey as a gay man and how the church has evolved to become welcoming of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
 
We also spoke with his partner Javon Swanson, as well as other churchmembers, old and new, about their experiences with the Open and Affirming Process.
 
Click here to find when it will air in your area.