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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale is proud to be a Welcoming Congregation. We:

  • Honor the worth and dignity of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

  • Intentionally reach out to, accept, include, and support Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) people of all colors, races, and ethnicities.

  • Work to protect the civil and legal rights of GLBT people and families.

  • Stand on the side of love and advocate for the right for each person to marry the partner of his or her choice.

Congregations who publicly and successfully welcome GLBT people have the following qualities:
  • Includes and address the needs of GLBT persons at every level of congregational life—in worship, in programs, in social occasions, and in rites of passage—welcoming not only their presence, but the gifts and particularities of their lives as well.

  • Assumes the presence of GLBT people and celebrates this diversity by having inclusive language and content in their worship.

  • Fully incorporates the experiences of GLBT persons throughout all programs, including religious education.

  • Includes an affirmation and nondiscrimination clause in our bylaws and other official documents affecting all dimensions of congregational life, including membership, hiring practices, and the calling of religious professionals.

  • Engages in outreach into the GLBT community in its advertising and by actively supporting GLBT affirmative groups.

  • Offers congregational and ministerial support for union and memorial services for GLBT persons, and for celebrations of...family definitions.

  • Celebrates the lives of all people and welcomes same-sex couples, recognizing their committed relationships, and equally affirms displays of caring and affections without regard to sexual orientation.

  • Seeks to nurture ongoing dialogue between bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and heterosexual persons and to create deeper trust and sharing.

  • Encourages the presence of a chapter of Interweave.

  • Affirms and celebrates GLBT issues and history during the church year.

  • Attends to legislative developments and works to promote justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society.

  • Speaks out when the rights of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people are at stake.

  • Celebrates the lives of all people and their ways of expressing their love for each other.

See Church Calendar for upcoming meetings and events.

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Last Updated: 04-May-2010


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