Category: Welcoming Congregation

Work of the Welcoming Congregation committee

Welcoming Congregation

UCF’s Welcoming Congregation Statement:

We, the Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, are an intentionally diverse community, welcoming of and enriched by people of varying cultures, economic and ethnic backgrounds; by people of varying sexual orientations, gender identities and family compositions; by people of all … read more.

Pride Month Activities

The Welcoming Congregation Team is excited and appreciative of the congregational support to install a nautical flag pole and fly the American flag, Progress flag and a rotating third flag that represents our UU values.

Fifty-one members voted and 43 responses were either strongly agree, agree, … read more.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Issues in NC and Carteret County

By Amy Jones

2023 is the fourth consecutive year of record-breaking numbers of anti-trans bills. The 2023 legislative session already has seen more than 350 anti-trans bills introduced in 36 states. This is almost twice as many as were seen in 2022 and the vast majority … read more.

Progress Flag

Over the past several months, the Welcoming Congregation Committee has shared Coastline articles on the meanings and significance of the Progress Flag and on October 9, a Congregational Conversation was held after the Worship service to discuss displaying the Progress Flag on the UCF campus. … read more.

“Trans Inclusion In Congregations” Class

A subcommittee of the Social Justice Committee has been working on renewing our Welcoming Congregation status with the UUA and expects to accomplish that goal by February 2023. However, our goals are much larger than just achieving the UUA Welcoming Congregation status – we want … read more.

The Origin of Pride Month

The following article was written by Amy Jones:

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated each year during the month of June to acknowledge and honor the Stonewall Uprising in New York. (As noted by the STONEWALL Veterans’ Association, the reference to these events as the Stonewall Riots … read more.

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Annually since 2009, March 31 has been recognized as International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). This is a day to recognize, revere, and celebrate the resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community.

UUA has great resources to learn more about ways to be more welcoming and … read more.

Welcoming Congregation Renewal Process Begins

In an 18 month period between 2004 and 2006, Unitarian Coastal Fellowship completed the rigorous UUA requirements to become a Welcoming Congregation and created the Welcoming Congregation statement that can be found on the first page of this newsletter. In 2018, the UUA recommended that … read more.