Co-Chairs: Dee Halzack, Frances Killam
Since July, 2007, First Parish Chelmsford has been recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation. This means we affirm and welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer at every level of congregational life.
We have an ongoing Welcoming Congregation Committee to offer programs, alert the congregation to legislative initiatives that provide the opportunity to express our support of LGBTQ+ persons to legislators, and communicate with the appropriate church committees. The Committee meets the second Sunday of the month during the church year (September-June). If you are interested in joining this ministry please contact one of our co-chairs.
The Welcoming Congregation Committee
Welcoming Congregation Calendar
Sunday on or before October 11 National Coming Out Day (Actual Date October 11)
Saturday before November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil (procession on Common 6pm; vigil in chapel 6:30pm)
(Actual date November 20)
First Saturday of February Book Discussion
Sunday between 5/17 and 5/22 Harvey Milk Social Hour (birthday 5/22) and Movie (Marriage Equality Anniversary 5/17)
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 5/17
First Saturday in June Lowell Pride
Second Saturday in June Boston Pride Parade
Second Saturday in September Worcester Pride Parade