“Today, I had the privilege to talk to the congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County! They are the real deal! I can not tell you what a pleasure it was to speak to them about core beliefs we have in common, like social justice, combating homelessness and food insecurity, mutual aid, and improving the lives of all LGBTQIA+ individuals here in Lake County. They were so welcoming, affirming, and kind!  I look forward to working with them on joint initiatives we have in common in the future!”  Danielle Olivant, Lake County Pride

UUCLC is a Welcoming Congregation, recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This means we affirm and include people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer at every level of congregational life—in worship, in program, and in social occasions—welcoming them as whole people.

As a Welcoming Congregation we have pledged to:

  • honor the lives of all people and equally affirm displays of caring and affection without regard for sexual orientation.
  • celebrate diversity by using inclusive language and content in worship.
  • incorporate an understanding of the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, and queer persons throughout all of our programs, including religious education.
  • affirm and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues and history.
  • affirm marriage equality and conduct same-sex weddings.
  • advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, promoting justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society. We speak out when the rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are at stake.

We recognize that there’s always something more to learn, and remain open to deepening our understanding about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.