Congratulations on our Welcoming Congregation Status Renewal!

We have successfully completed the Five Practices of Welcome Renewal for 2020.

Here is what we have accomplished and the powerful work we have done to ensure that First Parish is meeting the needs of queer and trans congregants and the wider community:

  1. Becoming a Welcoming Congregation – 1994
  2. Welcoming Worship
    • LGBTQ Youth Worship Service – 9/27/2019
    • Pride Worship Service – 6/14/2020Welcoming Days of Observance
  3. Welcoming Days of Observance
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance
    • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    • Day of Silence
    • Lesbian Day of Visibility
  4. Welcoming Religious Education
    • Transforming Hearts Collective – Trans Inclusion in Congregations
  5. Support a Welcoming Project
    • $200 donation to Pride Center Fundraiser

For more information on all of the UUA’s LGBTQ programs and activities, please visit:The Five Practices of Welcome Renewal, subscribe to the quarterly UPLIFT newsletter, and read the UPLIFT blog.