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    2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520                     914-271-4283
          

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the
Hudson Valley

A Welcoming Congregation

In 2003, following an intensive workshop series, movies, discussions and a congregational vote, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley was officially certified as a Welcoming Congregation by the Unitarian Universalist Association.  We proudly display our certification plaque and a related poem in our entry hall.  

Chalice in Rainbow Colors

A Welcoming Congregation is inclusive and expressive of the concerns of bisexual, gay, lesbian and/or transgender persons in worship, in programs and in social occasions, welcoming not only their presence but also the unique gifts and particularities of their lives.

 

We seek to make our vocabulary of worship inclusive in language and content;

 

We seek a better understanding of the experience of non-heterosexual persons and reflect this in our programs and religious education;

 

We expand our efforts to celebrate rites of passage and unions;

 

We engage in more outreach to the gay and lesbian communities and engage in dialogues to nurture deeper trust and sharing; and

 

We seek to become an advocate for non-heterosexual people attend to legislative developments, work to promote justice, freedom and equality and speak out when rights and dignity are at stake.


To learn more about LGBTQ issues, the Welcoming Congregation program, and UUA efforts to create a just and embracing world, click here.

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