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

Upcoming Events

Events are held at 6 Locke Street unless otherwise indicated. Questions? Is your event not listed? Please tell us! The deadline for newsletter submissions is Wednesdays at 6pm. See full calendar
  • July 28, 2019
    Sunday Service: White Privilege

    White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack with Susan Stott

    Please join Susan Stott to explore Peggy Macintosh’…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke St, Andover


  • August 4, 2019
    Sunday Service: TBD

    From the  third Sunday in June through August, our summer worship services are held every Sunday morning at 9:30…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke St, Andover


  • August 11, 2019
    Sunday Service: TBD

    From the  third Sunday in June through August, our summer worship services are held every Sunday morning at 9:30…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke St, Andover


  • August 13, 2019
    UU Stitchers

    The UU Stitchers will meet from 7-9 p.m. Join us for stitching and conversation. For more information contact…

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    7:00 pm to 9:00 pmAt various homes


  • August 18, 2019
    Sunday Service: TBD

    From the  third Sunday in June through August, our summer worship services are held every Sunday morning at 9:30…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke St, Andover


  • August 20, 2019
    Book Discussion Group

    The book group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at various homes. All are welcome to attend…

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    7:30 pm to 9:00 pmVarious Homes