Interfaith Pride Service 2016
The Unitarian Universalist Church hosts the Interfaith Pride Service on Sunday, September 18th, 2:00 p.m., 1951 E. Parke Ave, Valdosta. Our guest speakers, Rev. Linda Herzer and Gabrielle Claiborne will address The Genesis Gender Dilemma. This service will give us an opportunity to consider the possibility that God does not create only male and female, and that gender variant individuals are also part of God’s good creation. It will give us insight into the challenges transgender people face integrating their gender identities and their faith journeys and help us all be better allies. More information about our guest speakers from TransformationJourneysWW.com
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta is committed to building a community of acceptance and love, where all people may strive for intellectual, moral and spiritual enlightenment. We offer a place to celebrate life’s passages and to join in social action on behalf of local and global communities.
I believe every inch of America is shared, from sea to shining sea.
I believe we make it holy by who we welcome and by how we relate to each other.
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50th Anniversary Celebration!
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta has been involved in the life of the Valdosta community for 50 years! On March 20th, we celebrated this milestone with a special service. Rev. Mary Louise DeWolf, a founding member of UU Valdosta was our guest minister. Maggie Lovins, Southern Region Congregational Life staff, brought greetings from the UUA. About 50 people gathered afterwards for dinner, a short program, and cake!
Living the Welcoming Congregation
UU Valdosta has been named a Welcoming Congregation!
“Living the Welcoming Congregation” is a voluntary program for congregations to deepen their commitment to inclusive practices, ensuring that all people are welcomed through our doors. In 2014-2015, we completed a series of educational sessions and continuing community outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. In 2015-2016, we are expanding our efforts into UUA multicultural awareness curricula, beginning with “Examining Whiteness: An Antiracism Curriculum.” Please join us! For questions, send an e-mail to email@example.com
Safe Schools South Georgia
Last year, Georgia Equality provided training on keeping all young people safe in our community. The workshop included information on prevention of bullying, preventing self-harm and suicide, and local resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. UU Valdosta works with South Georgia Pride and the Valdosta PFLAG Chapter toward making our community safe for all. Valdosta PFLAG meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., 3rd floor of Christ the King Episcopal Church. If you are interested in being involved with these efforts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Valdosta PFLAG chapter.