LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation
You are welcome at First UU Church of Houston!
Regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity, you will find a spiritual home at First Church that accepts, embraces and loves you just the way you are.
Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and stand on the side of love. Our educational programs help destroy myths, misinformation and homophobia in the congregation and in the community. In fact, First Church is recognized by our denomination as a “Welcoming Congregation,” meaning we are committed to being inclusive and expressive of the concerns of LGBTQ folks at every level of congregational life
First Church has long stood for the the rights of people of different sexual orientation or gender identity. We have participated in Houston’s Pride Parade for decades. In 1987 we founded the Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals (HATCH) to provide a venue for gay and lesbian youth to meet and support one another. HATCH now meets at the Montrose Counseling Center. The Houston chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG Houston) held its initial meetings at First Church. We support many of these groups through our Sunday morning shared offerings, where we give half of the funds donated during Sunday morning worship to non profit organizations we support..
So drop by one of our campuses this Sunday morning, worship with us, introduce yourself, meet with one of our lay leaders, and otherwise let us get to know you.
Hatch Youth, empowering Houston’s LGBTQIA youth
Montrose Grace Place, providing a safe, welcoming environment for vulnerable homelss youth of all sexualities and genders, providing nourishment, healthy relationships and hope for the future.