We Are a Welcoming Congregation

The phrase “Welcoming Congregation” has a particular meaning among Unitarian Universalists. While we do strive to be welcome to all people, a designated Welcoming Congregation has made a specific commitment to actively reach out to people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Given the repressive climate of our society, it is believed that people whose sexual and gender orientation is not that of the majority are subjected to particular discrimination and need extra assurance that they are, in fact, welcome as they are, and are not expected to remain closeted.

More than twenty years ago (in June 1994), our congregation voted overwhelmingly to become a Welcoming Congregation. We are one of the founding members of LGBTQ Welcoming Communities of Faith (or “Welcoming Faiths”).

Our congregation, and the Unitarian Universalist Association, have endorsed the rights of same sex couples to marry and receive the same rights and privileges, such as spousal health care coverage, hospital and prison visitation, immigration, inheritance, adoption, lending, and pension coverage, as heterosexual unions.

What you can do: 10 Steps Towards Ending Homophobia in Your Congregation

Neighboring Places of Worship

The North Parish of North Andover http://www.northparish.org/ 190 Academy Rd North Andover, MA 01845-4022 UU Church of Haverhill http://www.uuhaverhill.org/ 16 Ashland St Haverhill, MA 01830-4129 UU Church of Reading http://uureading.org/ 239 Woburn St Reading, MA 01867-2837 First Congregational Society Unitarian http://www.uuchelmsford.org/ 2 Westford St Chelmsford, MA 01824-2608 First Church Unitarian Littleton https://www.fculittle.org/ 19 Foster St. Littleton, MA 01460 South Church (United Church of Christ) https://southchurch.com/ 41 Central Street, Andover, MA The Sanctuary Boston http://thesanctuaryboston.org/ Online worship Wednesday evenings.
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