Whoever you are and whomever you love, you are welcome here.
UUCF seeks to foster a climate of inclusion for all people regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or national origin.
In 1994, members voted for UUCF to became a Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregation to support the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer(LGBTQ) people in the life of the congregation. To learn more, check out the links on Equality UUCF.
UUCF puts its role as a Welcoming Congregation into practice through Equality UUCF. The committee’s Statement of Purpose explains UUCF’s procedures and rationale for becoming a Welcoming Congregation.
Welcoming Congregation FAQs
What does it mean to be a Welcoming Congregation?
A Welcoming Congregation aims to encourage the participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all congregational activities, being sensitive to their particular concerns and inclusive in our language. It incorporates the experiences of LGBTQ people into the life of the congregation and offers outreach, support and opportunities for dialogue with heterosexuals to further understanding and mutual growth. In addition, a Welcoming Congregation speaks up for its LGBTQ community and participates in social justice projects designed to promote freedom, justice and equality. To support the aims of a Welcoming Congregation, UUCF created Equality UUCF. Read Equality UUCF’s Statement of Purpose.
Why does it only refer to LGBTQ people?
Because LGBTQ people have traditionally suffered severe discrimination at the hands of religious and spiritual groups.
Are there other Welcoming Congregations?
There are more than 700 Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregations in the United States and Canada. Learn more here.