We include and deeply affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at every level of congregational life — as leaders, friends, teachers, and colleagues — welcoming them, welcoming us, as whole people. 

As an official UU Welcoming Congregation, we are committed to:

  • incorporate an understanding of the experience and history of LGBTQ+ people throughout all of our programs, including religious education;
  • affirm displays of caring and affection without regard for sexual orientation;
  • support marriage equality and conduct same-sex weddings;
  • advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, promoting justice, freedom and equality, and speaking out when the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ people are at stake.

Our fellowship has a covenant group available for members who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, which has openings on an annual basis. Our Welcoming Committee regularly participates in Pride; stay tuned for more details!

You are invited to join the Fellowship’s Welcoming Congregation Action Committee. For more information, send an email to welcoming@bvuuf.org.

We recognize that there is always something more to learn, and remain open to deepening our understanding about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

Here is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Welcoming Congregation website which features dozens of pages of well-thought-out materials for enriching our understanding of LGBTQ+ lives and spirit. It notes, “Being recognized as a Welcoming Congregation is just the beginning, and is a commitment to the ever-ongoing work of being welcoming.”