Welcoming Congregation

Upcoming Events:

2015 Transgender Day of RemembranceTDoR

Friday evening, November 20th, 7:00 PM

Metropolitan Community Church

155 Whyllys St., Hartford

For those not familiar with the Transgender Day of Remembrance, it is an annual observance conducted in communities around the world to remember transgender people who’ve been murdered because of their gender identity or expression. It is a solemn occasion, yet one filled with hope for a more just and humane future. For more information, contact Rev. Josh at (860) 646-5151.


    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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