We Are a Welcoming Congregation
The Welcoming Congregation Program is a completely volunteer program for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive toward bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender (BGLT) people. It consists of a series of workshops developed by the UUA. The goal of the workshops is to reduce prejudice by increasing understanding and acceptance among people of different sexual orientations.
For more information see the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Welcoming Congregation Program.
At a Congregational Meeting on October 30, 2011, HUU members voted to become a Certified Welcoming Congregation.
The rainbow chalice logo symbolizes our congregation’s role as an official "Welcoming Congregation" along with our pledge to:
- Be inclusive and expressive of the concerns of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender persons at every level of congregational life.
- Celebrating the lives of all people and welcoming same-sex couples, recognizing their committed relationships, and equally affirming displays of caring and affections without regard to sexual orientation
- Speaking out when the rights of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people are at stake, paying attention to legislative developments, and working to promote justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society