The Welcoming Congregation Program is a volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people with marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Today, 66% of U.S. Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and 94% of Canadian UU congregations are recognized as Welcoming Congregations.
On April 26, 2011 the Executive Committee of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier created the Welcoming Congregation Task Force. The Task Force was charged to take the necessary steps recommended by the UUA to achieve the official UUA “Welcoming Congregation” designation. The designation was awarded to UCM in July, 2013. At that time, the Task Force was dissolved and a Welcoming Congregation Committee was formed to continue to guide the church into becoming ever more welcoming.
Nancy Schulz is our committee chair and members include Ellie Peters, Anne Ferguson, Liz Benjamin and Tina Muncy. If you are interested in joining the committee, email Nancy Schulz.
Standing on the Side of Love
Dykes, Fags, and Queers
The Gay Experience Today: Celebrations and Challenges
Wishes on the Rainbow Flag
Welcoming Congregation Application
We ARE a Welcoming Congregation
We Welcome All