June is Pride Month, when we recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had on society, and it is a great time to join the Welcoming Congregations Reboot team!
Over 25 years ago, the Welcoming Congregations Team helped guide this congregation into being a place where lesbian, gay, and bisexual people felt not only included but actively invited into and connected with the community. We were one of the first congregations to be recognized as a Welcoming Congregation by the Unitarian Universalist Association.
The work of being a Welcoming Congregation is ongoing. The Welcoming Congregations Reboot Team was formed last year to take on the tasks needed to recommit ourselves to inclusive practices, to actively work towards including transgender and queer people in our church, and to partner with other organizations to take our welcoming message to the greater community. In doing so, we will deepen our welcome to the LGBTQ community.
If you are interested in fighting against discrimination, learning about unconscious bias, and finding ways to make your church and society at large a more welcoming place for homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender people, join the Welcoming Congregations Reboot team by contacting Ben Spick at firstname.lastname@example.org.