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UCM IS A WELCOMING CONGREGATION

Whoever you are, whatever your faith journey, whomever you love, you are welcome here.

WELCOMING CONGREGATION

The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga is a Welcoming Congregation. This means that we work to foster acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgendered persons of all colours, races and ethnicities, both within our congregation and in society at large.

Our Unitarian Minister and Lay Chaplains do perform same-sex weddings.


 

 

The Welcoming Congregation program is a volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take active steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of individuals with marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities.

The program grew out of the recognition of existing prejudice and ignorance about LBGTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer) people in UU’ism resulting in exclusion from our congregations.

The program was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Congregations must complete the Welcoming Congregation program and pass a congregational vote to affirm that they welcome the membership and active participation of the LGBTQ community. 99 percent of Canadian congregations are welcoming congregations.


Unitarian Universalism is a faith that values gender diversity and affirms the sacredness of all genders. We strive to be a religion where trans people can find a spiritual home and bring forward spiritual gifts born of a unique and valuable perspective on the world. We support our trans and gender creative children and youth, we offer rituals of healing and validation to trans people in transition, and we honor our trans leaders and religious professionals.

HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY

All members of UCM can expect to be free from harassment in all of their interactions under the church’s auspices.  This policy provides definitions of harassment and details the processes for addressing complaints.

As a Welcoming Congregation, our work to foster acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for all has been recognized and celebrated.  Let us continue to live our beliefs, individually and corporately, every day.

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The inherent worth and dignity of every person

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all


COME FOR A VISIT

Come for a visit, a Sunday Service or an evening gathering. We will be glad to see you.

Our facilities are fully accessible.


The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
84 South Service Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5G 2R9
905-278-5622
info@uucm.ca

TESTIMONIALS

  • I love UCM for the wonderful atmosphere, the kindness of the people and the acceptance of me as a transgender person.

    Alice
  • We are really happy to have found a place where we can be part of the community without having to conform.

    Tammy Christianson and Tim Lipani
  • I discovered how welcoming this congregation is to the LGBT community.

    Tom Lebour

COMING EVENTS

23Jan

Online Sunday Service: Firewalk - All Ages Fire Ceremony

Sunday, Online
25Jan

Online Event: UCM Book Club - The Diamond House by Dianne Warren

Tuesday, Online
26Jan

Seminar: Living our Principles - 2nd Principle Work for Justice

Wednesday, Online
30Jan

Online Sunday Service: International Unitarianism - We aren't the Same

Sunday, Online
30Jan

Online Event: Annual Budget Meeting

Sunday, Online
02Feb

Seminar: Living our Principles - 1st Principle Respect all People

Wednesday, Online
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