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Welcoming Congregation

Our congregation proudly displays the rainbow flag of an officially designated Welcoming Congregation, a congregation where people of any sexual orientation or gender identity can feel at home.

We were originally recognized as a Welcoming Congregation in 1997. In 2015, we applied to have this status renewed, and this was approved by the LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Here are some excerpts from the approval letter:

Your application was among the most thorough and powerful that I've had the pleasure of reading. I was able to get a strong sense of not only the tasks you accomplished, but also the spirit and energy which you brought to it... It's clear that First UU understands that becoming recognized as a Welcoming Congregation is a commitment rather than an end point... I'm especially impressed with your fundraising and advocacy efforts to support marriage equality in Michigan and with your partnerships with community groups.

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