The Welcoming Congregation Program is a voluntary certification program developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in 1989 for congregations seeking to be inclusive of all people without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
We are one of 16 such UU congregations in Indiana.
Welcoming congregations make a public commitment to:
- Be inclusive and expressive of the concerns of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender persons at every level of congregational life.
- Celebrate the lives of all people and welcome same-gender couples, recognizing their committed relationships and equally affirming displays of caring and affection with regard to sexual orientation.
- Seek to nurture ongoing dialogue between bisexual, gay, heterosexual, lesbian, and transgender persons, and create deeper trust and sharing.
- Advocate for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people, attending to legislative developments and working to promote justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society.