The LGBTQ Welcoming Task Force was formed to identify ways that UUCR can be more welcoming to LGBTQ persons, provide support for LGBTQ people in our community, and to advocate for LGBTQ rights at the local, state, and national level.
Unitarian Universalism is a religion based on respect for all people. In 1990, our church was officially recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a “Welcoming Congregation,” a designation signifying our completion of a UUA-prescribed program to insure inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer people.
The Welcoming Congregation Program was launched by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1990 to ensure inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning people within Unitarian Universalism. UUCR became a Welcoming Congregation that same year. To become a designated Welcoming Congregation, a congregation must accomplish an intentional process of education and outreach around LGBTQ issues.
UUCR has always been an inclusive religious community, welcoming all who enter our church. As a Welcoming Congregation, UUCR is committed to making sure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are full members of our faith community. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences.