As a Welcoming Congregation, First Church proudly opens our doors as a safe haven and spiritual home for bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender persons, including youth, and their families. First Church was officially recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation in Spring, 2001 following a vote of overwhelming approval by the Congregation. The Welcoming Congregation Committee (WCC) is instrumental in sponsoring workshops, panels and special events to address prejudices and misconceptions about sexual orientation and gender identfication, and actively supports gay rights in social and political arenas, such as standing in support of Marriage Equality in Massachusetts. The WCC welcomes new members (at any and all levels of participation) and invites your thoughts and inquiries.  To contact us: