Welcoming Congregation

Since 1998 the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton has been an officially designated Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and welcoming the presence and participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer people.

For nearly three years in the early 1990s, church members committed to better understand all sexual orientations and societal prejudices, to adopt inclusive language in worship, to ensure that religious education programs included families formed by gay and lesbian parents, and to support all efforts to create justice and equity for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. This work culminated in a vote by the entire congregation in May 1998 to seek official recognition from the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation, work that is reflected today in the diverse makeup of the membership.

Learn more about the UUA’s Welcoming Congregation program.

Learn more about our church’s process of becoming a Welcoming Congregation.