Welcoming Congregation Committee

Purpose:

To provide resources and programs for the congregation which welcome and affirm LGBTQ (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer) members and friends and their straight allies.

Duties:

  • Offer religious education that incorporates LGBTQ issues
  • Participate in and support efforts to create justice, freedom and equality for LGBTQ people in the larger society
  • Offer workshops and programs on LGBTQ and diversity issues
  • Review and recommend the inclusion of affirmative non-discrimination clauses in congregation documents and publicity
  • Promote the use of inclusive language and content as a regular part of the worship services and other internal meetings/events.

How you can help:

  • Help to work for marriage rights, protection and full rights for all.
  • Support the Welcoming Congregation by attending Welcoming Congregation workshops and events such as –LGBTQ theme movies, game nights, and participating in our community outreach – Lifebridge, seniors, LGBTQ teens, and other UU Welcoming Congregations.
  • Help to affirm LGBTQ’s in our UUCM congregation and the community at large.
  • Participate with us in June LGBTQ & Allies Pride Month – Sunday Pride Service, Annual Art Exhibit, annual LGBTQ picnic and Boston’s LGBTQ Pride Parade, always the second Saturday of June.
  • Wear one of the many UUCM Pride T-shirts.
  • Wear a rainbow ribbon in your name badge to show support for diversity in our lives.