The Open Doors Action Group's mission is to provide affirmation of traditionally marginalized groups, including providing a safe space to meet, and continued work towards equality, social interaction and engagement within the congregation and the community at large.
UUCDC is committed to a program designed to foster awareness of racism and oppression as it exists in our community and in our world. Following are several of the programs we are undertaking in order to foster a greater appreciation of these problems, and to help us overcome them. We have a long history of this work. In the fall of 2006, the Board of Trustees charged the Coordinating Council of UUCDC with the task of having our church hold at least one program responding racism and classism. Rather than holding one major event to address these issues, the Council decided to sponsor a series of events throughout the year to heighten awareness and propose solutions to these topics. The results of these efforts are detailed in the Report on Racism and Classism. Contact: Sayre Dixon
Our faith tradition has a history of witness and action against racial injustice. Still, we are confronted with the realization that we do not understand deeply enough the anti-Black history of our country and the compounding effects of structural and broad reaching racism. We know that to be against injustice, education and action must blend together in a way that is honest, consistent, and unflinching. We need to listen and learn. We need to engage and take action. Follow the UUCDC Black Lives Matter blog whose mission is provide a space for the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County to expand their understanding of historical and contemporary anti-Black injustice, learn about grassroots movements in response to anti-Black racism, and organize to be active and unflinching responders. Contact Jeff Kowalski for more information and meeting times.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County (UUCDC) is a Welcoming Congregation that seeks to celebrate and support the lives, the relationships, and contributions of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and heterosexual members and friends. We affirm and promote full participation of everyone in the life of our congregation and our community. Our congregation's Welcoming Congregation Resolution was voted on and accepted on April 21, 2002.
Interweave LGBTQIA & Friends
The UUCDC Interweave chapter is dedicated to the spiritual, political, and social well-being of Unitarian Universalists and others in our larger community who are confronting oppression as lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual persons; the group includes their heterosexual and cisgendered allies. Interweave celebrates the culture and lives of all of its members and its friends.
We invite your participation at our Interweave brown-bag lunch gatherings on the third Sunday monthly at 12:30 pm, where we plan social gatherings, small service projects, special events, and support one another in the continuation of our spiritual growth. You are also invited to the 1st Sunday of the month potluck brunch at 12:30 pm in the McClennen Room. For more information about our next meeting, contact Interweave. We look forward to meeting you.
Rainbow Women is a non-denominational community outreach of the Welcoming Congregation Program, which provides a safe, friendly, comfortable, setting in which lesbian women can meet, socialize, and support each other. Meetings are every 4th Sunday, 12:30 pm, at UUCDC. The group may plan social and other activities as things evolve per the interest of participants.
This program is intended to serve lesbian women; however, anyone at least 18 years of age will be welcomed at our meetings.
There is also an online e-mail group for Rainbow Women members, including those who can’t attend meetings, but would like to participate in the program, and be informed about events and activities. For more information about this group, or to be added to the e-mail list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delco Dudes is a non-denominational community outreach of the Welcoming Congregation Program, which provides a safe, friendly, comfortable, facilitated setting in which gay men can meet, socialize, and support each other. Meetings can consist of discussion of issues of interest to the men attending, in addition to other activities. We may have guest speakers on occasion. This program is intended to serve gay men; however, anyone at least 18 years of age will be welcomed at our meetings. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the McClennen Room. There is also an online e-mail group for Delco Dudes members, including those who can’t attend meetings, but would like to participate in the program, and be informed about events and activities. For more information about this group, or to be added to the e-mail list, contact email@example.com.
More LGBTQ Links
- St. Mary of Grace Independent Catholic Church, Sundays, 4:00 pm at UUCDC
- PFLAG DELCO (Parents, families & friends of lesbians & gays support group), 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm at UUCDC. Contact PFLAG@uucdc.org or call 610-388-2012
- Unitarian Universalist Association: LGBTQ Welcome & Equality
- Standing on the Side of Love
- Interweave Continental