A Welcoming Community


Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church welcomes all into its society regardless of age, race, national origin, or sexual orientation. In the same way, more than 1,000 member congregations in the Unitarian Universalist Association have included and affirmed gay, lesbian and bisexual persons in every aspect of the community life.

In 2003, the congregation voted to become a Welcoming Congregation, voting to declare and commit itself to actively affirm, and accept the dignity and participation of those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.

To this end, we affirm and accept people into leadership, teaching, and volunteer roles in the church.

We affirm and accept people in our hiring for staff positions and for ministry positions.

We affirm and accept couples by officiating at civil unions in the sanctuary and at other locations chosen by the couple.

We affirm and accept people by listing our church as a Welcoming Congregation and by presenting a rainbow flag either on or inside the outdoor church sign.