Designated by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Welcoming Congregation, First Parish extends a warm welcome to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people. We support LGBTQ+ people and issues in our congregation and in the wider world.
First Parish has worked hard to earn the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) official accreditation as a Welcoming Congregation. A Welcoming Congregation is one that has done intentional work to welcome and include those with marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Designation as a Welcoming Congregation requires measurable achievements in the areas of education, congregational life, and community outreach, as well as a congregational vote in affirmation of being recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation.