We are a Welcoming Congregation

The Welcoming Congregation Program identifies Unitarian Universalist congregations that  take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people who identify as LGBTQ+ and brings positive changes to individuals and congregations.

UUSGU is a UUA recognized Welcoming Congregation.

First launched in 1990, the Welcoming Congregation Program grew out of an understanding that widespread negative attitudes, deep prejudices, and profound ignorance about lesbian, gay, and bisexual people existed within Unitarian Universalism, which resulted in the exclusion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people from our congregations. Within the next decade it became clear that transgender individuals also faced particular problems. Read more about the history of the program or explore why the idea of “welcome” focuses on LGBTQ+ people.

Creating Multicultural Congregations

 

Multiculturalism encompasses many aspects of identity—race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability/disability, class, age, language and citizenship status, etc. Our current work takes seriously the intersection of identities; as the work moves forward, our resources will reflect a growing understanding of the complexity of multiculturalism as personal, cultural, and institutional identity. Here is a brief introduction to the resources you’ll find regarding our commitment to creating diverse, multicultural congregations within our Association.

 

  • The Spirit of this Place
    Feb 28, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/Live
  • "More Spirit Than Before"
    Feb 21, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/Live
  • "What They Dreamed Be Ours to Do"
    Feb 14, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/Live
  • Encountering God
    Feb 07, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/Live
  • "We've Earned It!"-A Jazz Funeral for 2020
    Jan 31, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • An Eighth UU Principle, Perhaps? with Rev. Daniel Gregoire (Special Interactive Service begins on Facebook Live and end
    Jan 24, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • "Let it be the Dream…"- Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday
    Jan 17, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Wanderlust, and Our Less Romantic Journeying
    Jan 10, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • To Look on With Wonder- A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
    Dec 24, 2020, 7:00 PM
    https://youtu.be/VusFDzC4O1g
  • The Wonder of Solstice- A Solstice Pageant Like No Other
    Dec 20, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Does it Spark Wonder?
    Dec 13, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • The Wonder of Light in Dark Times - Honoring the Spirit of Hanukkah
    Dec 06, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.facebook.com/uusgu
  • Rescuing the Historical Memory of Change- with guest in the pulpit Seminarian Katie Byron
    Nov 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • "Count Every Blessing"- A Thanksgiving Service
    Nov 22, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • The Joys and Challenges of Forgetting
    Nov 15, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • A Body That Remembers- Honoring Veteran's Day
    Nov 08, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • The Magnitude and Bond
    Nov 01, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Fading to the West- A Day of the Dead Inspired Service
    Oct 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
    Oct 18, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Longing for Unity at the Heart of Islam
    Oct 11, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/uusgu
  • Longing for Peace
    Oct 04, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Fragile Dwellings - Honoring the Spirit of Jewish High Holiday with Rev. Daniel Gregoire
    Sep 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • We "Inter-Are"
    Sep 20, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • At Home - In These Uncharted Waters - A Water Communion
    Sep 13, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Everything is Miracle
    Aug 30, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • On Miracles
    Aug 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • We Are All in This Together
    Aug 16, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • It Isn't Always Easy Being the Love
    Aug 09, 2020, 10:30 AM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88325944519?pwd=W
    Safari Sunday- Please join the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson for worship service this Sunday
  • The Philosophy of Hope and Despair
    Aug 02, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Be Ye Makers of Mischief
    Jul 26, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Getting Into Good Trouble
    Jul 12, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/Live
  • Sunday Morning Worship- General Assembly
    Jun 28, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.uua.org/ga
  • A Stream of Events
    Jun 21, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/Live
  • Of Healing Properties- A Flower Communion
    Jun 14, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/Live
  • Soaring Beyond Sight
    Jun 07, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU/live
  • Honoring as A Lovely Gift
    May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Categories of the Living
    May 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Namaste
    May 17, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • And on the 7th Day She Rested
    May 10, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
    A Mother's Day Service with Rev. Daniel Gregoire online
  • To Honor Imperfection
    May 03, 2020, 10:00 AM
    www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Reconstituting the World
    Apr 26, 2020, 10:00 AM EDT
    www.facebook.com/UUSGU
  • "Take Care of Yourself and Each Other"
    Apr 19, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Facebook Live www.facebook.com/UUSGU
  • "Mary!"
    Apr 12, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Facebook UUSGU page
  • Likeness Unto God, Part 2
    Apr 05, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Facebook Live, www.Facebook.com/UUSGU
  • Likeness Unto God
    Mar 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Facebook UUSGU
    with Rev. Daniel Gregoire on Facebook Live
  • The Time They Are A-Changin
    Mar 15, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
  • The More We Have, Part 2.
    Mar 08, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
  • What is Race?
    Feb 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
  • "The Freedom to Fall Short, or, Why Aren’t You Perfect Yet?”
    Feb 16, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    Join Rev. Ken, minister emeritus of the First Parish in Wayland, MA in a thoughtful and thought provoking exploration on the theme of Freedom.  
  • Discovering Human Kind
    Feb 09, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    We gather together to discover human KINDNESS.
  • Rest in Peace- A Jazz Funeral for 2019
    Jan 26, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    Find your peace as we lay 2019 to rest
  • “Why Are You Speaking About the War, Dr. King?”
    Jan 19, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    Join returning guest in the pulpit, UU seminarian Katie Byron for a thoughtful and worshipful service celebrating the impact of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. This service will encourage us to do our part in making his dream of beloved community a reality in our lives, and in our communities. 
  • Candlelight Christmas Eve
    Dec 24, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
  • New Member Sunday
    Dec 15, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    Join us as we welcome the newest members of our beloved community.
  • Grafton Celebrates the Holidays
    Dec 08, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    Celebrate Grafton's popular annual holiday event with us! Enjoy a visit from The Hanover Theater Carolers and some warm up with our delicious food.
  • Kids Improv Workshop Grades 6-12
    Dec 08, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    Come play with MB Dekara from Improv Boston!
  • Kids Improv Workshop Grades 1-5
    Nov 24, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafto, 3 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
    Come play with MB Dekara from Improv Boston!
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