An LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation
Sedona Unitarian Universalist Congregation became a Welcoming Congregation in 2014. A Welcoming Congregation is a Unitarian Universalist designation that specifies the LGBTQ community has a safe space in our congregation and is welcome to all our activities.
SUUF has LGBTQ themed worship services twice a year–once in the spring and once in the fall. Our guest speakers for these services have been transgender allies, transgender people, as well as activists in the community who support LGBTQ organizations. The goal is to deepen the awareness and understanding of the complexities of sexual orientation and gender identity. We also strive to keep our members up to date on current issues and challenges for this group.
We show up at Pride events like the St Patrick’s Day parade where we march with the Sedona /Verde Valley PFLAG group. SUUF donates money to Sedona/VV PFLAG every year.
Some of us also attend their monthly meetings to become educated on the needs of our local LGBTQ community. SUUF has an ongoing commitment to always be welcoming.
A video was created in 2014 sharing SUUF’s path to becoming a welcoming community:
As a welcoming congregation, Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SUUF) engages in intentional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) welcoming ministry.
Posted by Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Monday, September 7, 2020