Co-Chairs: Dee Halzack, Frances Killam email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

In Fellowship,

The Welcoming Congregation Committee

Sunday on or before September 23
Celebrate Bisexuality (actual date September 23)
Sunday on or before October 11
National Coming Out Day (Actual Date October 11)
Third Wednesday in October
International Pronoun Day
Sunday on or before October 26
Intersex Awareness Day (Actual date: Oct 26)
Saturday on or before November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil (Actual date November 20)
Sunday on or before November 23
National Polyamory Day (Actual date: November 23)
January 15-February 14
Standing on the Side of Love Month
First Saturday of February
PODCast Discussion
Sunday on or before March 31
Transgender Day of Visibility (Actual date: March 31)
Sunday on or before April 3
International Asexuality Day (Actual date: April 6)
Sunday on or before April 26
Lesbian Visibility Day (Actual date: Apr. 26)
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