WELCOME AND AFFIRMING CONGREGATIONS

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SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT

All Souls Unitarian Church, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT 06320     860-443-0316

Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington Street, Norwich, CT, 860-887-4249

Colchester Federated Church UCC/ABC, 60 Main Street, Colchester, CT  06415, 860-537-5189

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Mystic, 5 Gravel Street, Mystic, CT 06355, 860-536-7503

First Congregational Church of Essex UCC, 6 Methodist Hill, Essex, CT  06426-1031, 860-767-8097

First Congregational Church of Griswold, 878 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351, 860-376-2682

First Congregational Church of Ledyard, 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT  06339, 860-464-9926

First Congregational Church of Lyme, 1 Sterling City Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371-3306, 860-434-0220

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371      860-434-8686

Metropolitan Community Church of New Haven, 323 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511  203-397-2312

Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic CT 06357       860-739-6208

Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights, Noank, CT 06340  860-536-7129

North Stonington Congregational Church, 89 Main Street, North Stonington, CT 06359  860-535-0379

Shambhala Meditation Center, 85 Willow Street, Building B, 3rd Floor, New Haven, CT  06511 203-5030173

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 284 Stoddards Wharf Road, Gales Ferry CT 06335   860-464-6516

St. Patrick – St. Anthony and The Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry, 285 Church Street, Hartford, CT  860-756-4030

Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Road, Waterford, CT 06385, 860-443-3005

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

MyOutSpirit.com

My Out Spirit helps you find LGBTQI-affirming body/mind/spirit resources like churches, synagogues, coaches, yoga studios, and much more.  You can also connect with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people interested in spirituality, yoga, mental health, fitness, healthy relationships and sexuality, social justice, and green living.

Metropolitan Community Churches  (includes New Haven, Hartford, Providence)

Metropolitan Community Churches is a congregationally-led denomination which, as of 2011, celebrates the presence of affiliated churches, worshiping groups, and missions in 37 Nations. Starting with one group of 12 in Los Angeles in 1968, MCC now has 172 churches throughout the world, 50 church starts and 12 special ministries.

Unitarian Universalists – Interweave

Since 1973, we have been a nationwide, member-based, grassroots organization of Unitarian Universalists.We are people who recognize that oppression hurtseveryone, regardless of its form. We are LGBTQ UUs. We are UU allies.

GLBTQMethodists

Affirmation is an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people and our supporters. We are an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that challenges The United Methodist Church to be inclusive, and radically speaks out against injustice for LGBTQ people around the world.

World Congress of GLBTQ Jews

The World Congress of GLBT Jews is made up of member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The vision of the organization is to nurture an environment where Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Jews worldwide can enjoy free and fulfilling lives.

GLBTQ Catholics – Dignity

DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

GLBTQ Episcopalians – Integrity

Integrity USA’s mission is to inspire and equip the Episcopal Church, its dioceses, congregations, and members to proclaim and embody God’s all-inclusive love for LGBTQ persons and those who love them.

United Church of Christ – UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns 

The Coalition provides support and sanctuary to all our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers, their families and friends; advocates for their full inclusion in church and society; and brings Christ’s affirming message of love and justice for all people.

Baptists – Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists

The mission of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists is to create and support a community of churches, organizations and individuals committed to the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the full life and mission of Baptist churches.

Christian Scientists – Emergence International

Emergence is a worldwide community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends providing spiritual and educational support for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism.

GLBTQ Mormons – Affirmation

Supporting LGBT Mormons, their families, and allies by encouraging spirituality, providing information resources, and working for inclusiveness and equality.

GLBTQ Jehovah’s Witnesses – Common Bond

A Common Bond is the worldwide support network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who were, or still are, associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

GLBTQ Muslims

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity 

The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims. We seek to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. We aim to increase the acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities, and to promote a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered on inclusion, justice, and equality.

Muslims for Progressive Values 

Muslims for Progressive Values’ (MPV) mission is to embody and be an effective voice of the traditional Quranic ideals of human dignity, egalitariansim, compasison and social justice.

GLBTQ Baha’i

To tell, listen to, and reflect upon stories of Gay/Lesbian Baha’is and their supportive friends/family.

Gay Buddhist Fellowship

The Gay Buddhist Fellowship supports Buddhist practice in the Gay men’s community. It is a forum that brings together the diverse Buddhist traditions to address the spiritual concerns of Gay men in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States, and the world. GBF’s mission includes cultivating a social environment that is inclusive and caring.

GLBTQ Hindus – GALVA

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, an international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya, the importance of all-inclusiveness within His mission, and the Vedic concept of a natural third gender. Its purpose is to educate Vaishnavas, Hindus and the public in general about the “third sex” as described in Vedic literatures. This knowledge will help to correct many of the common misconceptions that people hold today concerning third-gender people (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, the intersexed, etc.). In addition to this, GALVA wishes to provide a friendly and positive-oriented place where third-gender devotees and guests can associate together and utilize their time to learn more about Krsna consciousness and advance in spiritual life.