UUCWC has a long history as a Welcoming Congregation; embracing and providing space for the LGBTQ+ community for decades. In this tradition, new efforts are underway to gather LGBTQ+ members and friends of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Over twenty members of all ages attended a potluck at the church in mid-May to break bread, meet new friends, and make posters for the Lambertville/New Hope Pride Parade the next day. A huge success with anticipation of greater participation in the future!
While LGBTQ+ people are well-integrated into the church, there is still a need to create intentional space and programming for and by the LGBTQ+ community. We hope to build relationships within UUCWC, as well as invite others from the community outside of the congregation to learn about our wonderful church and its extraordinary people.
To that end, we will continue monthly potlucks on the third Friday of the month starting in August. All proceeds for the “I am UUCWC” T-shirts will continue to support the new LGBTQ+ group. If you haven’t gotten yours, we’ll be selling them again later this summer.
If you are interested in helping to coordinate this monthly event and/or other events/programming, please contact Ana DelCorazon.
By Ana DelCorazon