At the Annual Meeting on May 2, 2004 the congregation voted to become a Welcoming Congregation. By this action the congregation pledged itself to become more inclusive of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.
This action was the result of an intentional series of workshops developed by the UUA. The goal of the workshops is to reduce prejudice by increasing understanding and acceptance among people of different sexual orientations. Some of the workshop titles include: How Homophobia Hurts Heterosexuals; Connections to Other Forms of Oppression; Gender Socialization and Homophobia; and Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality.
Through educational and action programs the Welcoming Congregation committee keeps the goals of the 2004 decision before the congregation and the community.