The BBUUC Welcoming Congregation Ministry volunteers meet at the church on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00p.m. and invite all interested parties to attend.
The Welcoming Congregation Ministry is tasked with building relationships and fostering awareness of LGBTQ life, culture and families with activities that encourage acceptance of, understanding of, and respect for LGBTQ identity in oneself and others.
Our Welcoming Congregation Ministry has led us in participation in the Jacksonville Gay Pride Parade and Festival events for several years. We have been involved in state government lobbying/meeting events in Tallahassee, and also bring our message of inclusion to other events throughout the community. The Ministry is also focused on increasing awareness of our congregation along with a warm invitation of welcome to our local LGBTQ community for those who might find a good match with our spiritual community. Volunteers who work in this Ministry are also tasked with making sure that LGBTQ sensitivities are maintained within the church, throughout worship, celebrations, programs, governance, social affairs and activities.