Welcoming Congregation

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UUFP congregational members voted in affirmation to become an officially recognized Welcoming Congregation June 6, 2004 honoring our first Unitarian Universalist principle to covenant and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

The Welcoming Congregation Program is a volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive for people who have been marginalized due to their sexual orientation and gender identities.

First launched in 1990, the program grew out of an understanding that widespread prejudices and ignorance about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people existed within Unitarian Universalism, which resulted in the exclusion of LGBTQ people from our congregations.

Today, 66% of U.S. Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and 94% of Canadian UU congregations are recognized as Welcoming Congregations. The program is supported by the UUA’s LGBTQ Ministries. Click on this link for more information about the UUA LGBTQ ministries. Thank you.