First Church Somerville UCC
First Church Somerville UCC
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Where everybody, really, is welcome

Consistent with our Christian identity, we are committed to providing an affirming and supportive environment for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. We publically ratified this commitment in 1998, making us proud to be one of the early Open and Affirming-designated congregations in the United Church of Christ.

We believe that radical inclusion of LGBTQ individuals into our full life and ministry has immeasurably enriched our community. Today about 40% of attendees are out as queer, and people of many different orientations and expressions are well represented throughout our leadership structure. Hear from LGBTQ members and straight allies about our radical welcome in this video.