Our mission is to extend radical welcoming to each person who enters our door so that a beloved community is created and sustained.

Our community is united by a shared dedication to inclusion in every aspect of our congregation. We actively promote inclusivity through education, collaboration, sharing & relating our lived experiences, and the cultivation of allyship skills. Together, we engage in projects aimed at fostering radical welcoming.

We have cohorts that lend our experience to this group through working on projects related to LGBTQIA2S+, Disability, Racism, Classicism, Identity Oppression, and Intersectionalities.

 Our current projects include:

  • Annual Welcoming Congregation recertification
  • Rochester PRIDE Fest
  • Transgender Inclusion in Congregations class
  • Class awareness
  • Accessibility and Inclusion for disabled members and friends
  • Food sensitivities and/or allergies
  • Joint Forum with Hospitality
  • Forum on White Antiracist Spirituality

We meet on the second Monday of each month from 7 – 8:30pm, typically on Zoom. During each meeting, we begin as a group, break off into smaller groups depending on what we are working on, then come back together to share our progress. Everyone’s input matters and we encourage involvement of each member, no matter how small.

If you are interested in being a part of the Wide Welcoming Team or helping out on any of the projects, contact welcominguuroch@gmail.com.

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