Five Practices of Welcome Renewal

from Rev. Michael J. Crumpler, LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director:


You have successfully completed the Five Practices of Welcome Renewal for 2023. Sincere congratulations on your ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ welcome and inclusion in and beyond Athens, GA.

It was a pleasure to read about all you have accomplished and the powerful work you have done to ensure that UUFA is meeting the needs of queer and trans congregants and the wider community in the following ways: 

I.      Becoming a Welcoming Congregation – 1996

II.     Welcoming Worship 

  • Becoming a Place of Radical Welcome – 8/13/2023
  • Every Body Is Worthy – 11/5/2023


III.   Welcoming Days of Observance 

  •  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia
  •  Pulse Night of Remembrance
  •  Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  •  National Coming Out Day
  •  Intersex Awareness Day
  •  Transgender Day of Remembrance


IV.   Welcoming Religious Education

  • Transgender Inclusion in Congregations – 8/27/2023


V.     Support a Welcoming Project•       Donated to Athens Pride and Queer Collective

For more information on all of our LGBTQ programs and activities, please visit The Five Practices of Welcome Renewal, subscribe to the quarterly UPLIFT  newsletter, and read the UPLIFT blog. We also invite you to join the new Welcoming Congregations of Unitarian Universalism Facebook Group and follow UPLIFT Twitter and Instagram @uua_lgbtq. 

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