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A liberal religious voice in the Central Valley since 1953.
What is the Welcoming Congregation?
The Welcoming Congregation Program is a completely volunteer program for congregations who feel a need to become more inclusive towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer or Intersexed (LGBTQI) people. It consists of a series of workshops developed by the UUA. The goal of the workshops is to reduce prejudice by increasing understanding and acceptance among people of different sexual orientations. Some workshop titles:
Many congregations offer the workshop series several consecutive times as an adult religious education curriculum open to all members and friends. Some congregations [Ours was one] form a Welcoming Congregation Task Force to sponsor the workshop series (and later the entire program). Other congregations sponsor the workshop series through their Interweave chapters. In either case, those who have experienced the curriculum make the best workshop leaders.
The UUFSC became an official Welcoming Congregation in June 2006.
What do we do if we are a Welcoming Congregation?
Read more, on the UUA site.
Credit: We copied all of this from the UUA Welcoming Congregation pages,
2172 Kiernan Avenue
Modesto, California See a map
We have no mail service on Kiernan;
PO Box 1000
Salida, CA 95368
We are a liberal church and the only UU congregation in Stanislaus county. We serve Ceres, Denair, Escalon, Hickman, Hughson, Keyes, Manteca, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Ripon, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock and Waterford. We welcome Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Deists, Free-thinkers, Humanists, Jews, Pagans, Theists, Wiccans, and those who seek their own spiritual path. We welcome people without regard to race, physical ability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.