welcoming-congregationWelcoming Congregation is an Action Group under the Social and Environmental Justice Council.

For Unitarian Universalists, being a “Welcoming Congregation” means more than our commitment to be open and friendly to all who enter our doors.  A Unitarian Universalist congregation designated as a “Welcoming Congregation” is one that has made a specific commitment to actively reach out to include people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. We incorporate the experiences of LGBTQ persons throughout all programs, including religious education, and we offer congregational and ministerial support for union and memorial services for LGBTQ persons. The Unitarian Universalist Association, of which we are a member, is a leader in the struggle for the right of gays and lesbians to marry and to enjoy the same benefits and responsibilities that married heterosexuals receive.

QUUF has been a Welcoming Congregation for over seventeen years. In May of this year we reviewed our agenda and realized that we have never renewed our status as a welcoming Congregation. To begin the renewal process, the UUA recommends appointing a diverse assessment team made up of 6-10 people. Right now we are looking for people to join this assessment team. If you think you would be interested in joining the assessment team or the “Welcoming Congregation Action Committee”, please contact contact Susan Brittain.

Updated October 27, 2017

Below: On June 10, 2017, QUUF was
well-represented at Port Townsend’s Pride Parade.