Welcoming Congregation

Upcoming Events:


2016 Transgender Day of Remembrance

6:00pm Sunday, November 20, 2016

Hosted by the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford

155 Wyllys Street, Hartford CT 06106

(Parish House, Church of the Good Shepherd, entrance in the back)

 Office: (860)724-4605


Candlelight vigil

Guest speakers



This is a day we set aside each year to memorialize those whose lives were lost by anti-transgender fear, bigotry, and hatred.  On this day around the world, communities gather in vigils to remember those who have been murdered in the past year simply for being who they are; we gather in compassion, inspired by the progress made; and, we gather in hope with a promise to work together toward a society that truly values acceptance, inclusion, justice, and love.


    WCSG 5 Unitarian Universalist Society:East is recognized as a Welcoming Congregation by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Unitarian Universalism is widely known for its commitment to welcome and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families.

     Unitarian Universalist Society: East has two groups that are deeply involved with our LGBTQ Welcoming Congregational Culture:

Our Social Justice / Anti-Oppression Committee is responsible for organizing efforts to promote welcome and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, queer and questioning people from all walks of life. This committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the minister’s office.

We also have the Rainbow Alliance that is Unitarian Universalist Society: East’s social group for LGBTQ people and their families that periodically gets together for movie nights, potlucks, picnics and other events! For more information on the Rainbow Alliance, click here.


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Recent Events:

Read Rev. Pawelek’s remarks at the 2013 Hartford-Area Transgender Day of Remembrance here.



 Welcoming Congregation Program


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