All Are Welcome
Everyone is welcome in Our Fellowship
The UUFR welcomes all people as friends and members of the Fellowship. We strive to be accessible, and we are particularly a place of fellowship, caring, and community for those who are seeking a home that is accepting and comfortable for people of any age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. People from all faith traditions are welcome, as are humanists and atheists, and others who are seeking community outside of the traditional approach on Sunday mornings.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This means we affirm and include people who are two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer at every level of congregational life—in worship, in program, and in social occasions—welcoming all as whole people. Our building houses all-gender bathrooms as just one example of that affirmation.
As a Welcoming Congregation we have pledged to:
- honor the lives of all people and equally affirm displays of caring and affection without regard for sexual orientation;
- celebrate diversity by using inclusive language and content in worship;
- incorporate an understanding of the experience of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons throughout all of our programs, including our children’s programming;
- affirm and celebrate two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues, and history;
- affirm marriage equality for all, celebrating ceremonies as they are designed by the people choosing marriage; and
- advocate for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, promoting justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society. We speak out when the rights and dignity of people are at stake.