Faith Communities for the LGBTQ Community

Out Boulder County works to foster healthy relationships with our faith community. We have many open & affirming congregations in the area that welcome and celebrate LGBTQ community members. We are developing a list of open & affirming faith communities in Boulder County, this list is not exhaustive.

If you are a faith leader and would like to have your place of worship added to this list, please email our Education & Program Manager, Michal Duffy (they/them) at mduffy@outboulder.org. If you are interested in hosting a LGBTQ+ training for your faith community, please learn more on our LGBTQ Training page.

We also have a few spirituality related groups that meet regularly.



Islam

If you are looking for LGBTQ Muslim resources, please reach out to Michal (they/them) (mduffy@outboulder.org) to get connected individually

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church has been proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, since 1985. We are called to serve others as we minister to all who enter our doors, providing worship, prayer, fellowship and service to others. Our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We rejoice in the amazing diversity of God's creation, which enriches, nurtures, and expands our life and ministry. We are committed to continuously learning, teaching, and sharing our faith. Christ the Servant is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation.   ctsonline.org   506 Via Appia Way Louisville, CO 80027 303.666.4655

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church has been proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, since 1985. We are called to serve others as we minister to all who enter our doors, providing worship, prayer, fellowship and service to others. Our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We rejoice in the amazing diversity of God's creation, which enriches, nurtures, and expands our life and ministry. We are committed to continuously learning, teaching, and sharing our faith. Christ the Servant is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation.

ctsonline.org

506 Via Appia Way
Louisville, CO 80027
303.666.4655

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Boulder

Here all people are valued as beloved sons and daughters of God. We were the first “Open and Affirming” United Church of Christ in the state of Colorado, making our position public in 1987 with the adoption of our  Open and Affirming Covenant . In the United Church of Christ the words “Open and Affirming” are used to designate churches that are open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. Here all people are encouraged to share their gifts and talents in the life and leadership of our church.   www.firstcong.net   First Congregational Church, UCC 1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302 303.442.1787

Here all people are valued as beloved sons and daughters of God. We were the first “Open and Affirming” United Church of Christ in the state of Colorado, making our position public in 1987 with the adoption of our Open and Affirming Covenant. In the United Church of Christ the words “Open and Affirming” are used to designate churches that are open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. Here all people are encouraged to share their gifts and talents in the life and leadership of our church.

www.firstcong.net

First Congregational Church, UCC
1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302
303.442.1787

Light of Christ, Ecumenical Catholic Community

We affirm the dignity of all human persons regardless of race, national origin, religious affiliation, gender, or sexual orientation. We strive for justice within the universal Church and the whole world. As a Community of Communities we follow the ancient wisdom of the Church as expressed in the words of St. Augustine, "in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity."   www.lightofchristecc.org   1000 W 15th Avenue Longmont, CO 80501  (located within Bethlehem Lutheran) 303.772.3785

We affirm the dignity of all human persons regardless of race, national origin, religious affiliation, gender, or sexual orientation. We strive for justice within the universal Church and the whole world. As a Community of Communities we follow the ancient wisdom of the Church as expressed in the words of St. Augustine, "in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity."

www.lightofchristecc.org

1000 W 15th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
(located within Bethlehem Lutheran)
303.772.3785

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Mount Calvary is a Receptive, Responsive, and Reconciling in Christ community of faith. We wish to make known our caring, concern, and welcome to all people, whatever their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental capability, education or religious background, economic, marital or social status. We believe all individuals share the worth that comes from being uniquely created by God.   www.mountcalvary-boulder.org   3485 Stanford Court Boulder CO 80305 720.936.9873

Mount Calvary is a Receptive, Responsive, and Reconciling in Christ community of faith. We wish to make known our caring, concern, and welcome to all people, whatever their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental capability, education or religious background, economic, marital or social status. We believe all individuals share the worth that comes from being uniquely created by God.

www.mountcalvary-boulder.org

3485 Stanford Court
Boulder CO 80305
720.936.9873

Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder

Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender and our sexuality. As Unitarian Universalists (UUs), we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. We create inclusive religious communities and work for LGBTQ justice and equity as a core part of who we are.  All  of who you are is sacred.  All  of who you are is welcome.   http://uuchurchofboulder.org/   5001 Pennsylvania Avenue  Boulder, CO 80303 303.494.0195     Love is Love Sermons   Love is love is love. Open and affirming faith congregations in Boulder County in partnership with Out Boulder County are collaborating to offer a Sermon Series promoting God as love, and all love is of God. Each sermon will be different. Come and feed your soul and let God's grace pursue you. Each congregation will be celebrating according to their tradition. All sermons and congregations will honor and celebrate that love is love is love.  If you are giving a Love is Love sermon, please fill out  this form  so we can add you to our newsletter and OBC calendar.  To listen to Rev. Kelly Dignan’s Love is Love sermon from 1/20/19, click  here .

Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender and our sexuality. As Unitarian Universalists (UUs), we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. We create inclusive religious communities and work for LGBTQ justice and equity as a core part of who we are. All of who you are is sacred. All of who you are is welcome.

http://uuchurchofboulder.org/

5001 Pennsylvania Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
303.494.0195

Love is Love Sermons

Love is love is love. Open and affirming faith congregations in Boulder County in partnership with Out Boulder County are collaborating to offer a Sermon Series promoting God as love, and all love is of God. Each sermon will be different. Come and feed your soul and let God's grace pursue you. Each congregation will be celebrating according to their tradition. All sermons and congregations will honor and celebrate that love is love is love.

If you are giving a Love is Love sermon, please fill out this form so we can add you to our newsletter and OBC calendar.

To listen to Rev. Kelly Dignan’s Love is Love sermon from 1/20/19, click here.

Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

As part of our journey of being a "Welcoming Congregation" to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning +++ people, we have made this commitment: "We recognize that there is always something more to learn, and remain open to deepening our understanding about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people". You may have noticed that we've added 'pronouns' to our regular introductions at the Fellowship. This is one of those learning moments. Today, we dive into how the 'pronouns' conversation stretches us and widens our welcome.   www.bvuuf.org   1241 Ceres Drive  Lafayette CO, 80026

As part of our journey of being a "Welcoming Congregation" to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning +++ people, we have made this commitment: "We recognize that there is always something more to learn, and remain open to deepening our understanding about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people". You may have noticed that we've added 'pronouns' to our regular introductions at the Fellowship. This is one of those learning moments. Today, we dive into how the 'pronouns' conversation stretches us and widens our welcome.

www.bvuuf.org

1241 Ceres Drive
Lafayette CO, 80026

United Church of Christ, Longmont

In keeping with the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, we joyfully and unconditionally welcome all people of any age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, culture, ability, or sexual orientation into our community of faith and affirm the worth of all people as unique individuals made in God's image. We are open to the special gifts that each person brings and invite each one to participate in the life of our church.   ucclongmont.org   1500 9th Ave Longmont, CO 80501 303.776.4940

In keeping with the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, we joyfully and unconditionally welcome all people of any age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, culture, ability, or sexual orientation into our community of faith and affirm the worth of all people as unique individuals made in God's image. We are open to the special gifts that each person brings and invite each one to participate in the life of our church.

ucclongmont.org

1500 9th Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
303.776.4940

First United Methodist Church of Boulder

First United Methodist Church of Boulder welcomes absolutely everyone! Since 1997, we've been a member church of the  Reconciling Ministries Network , fully welcoming of LGBTQ persons and their loved ones.  1421 Spruce Street Boulder, CO 80302 303.442.3770

First United Methodist Church of Boulder welcomes absolutely everyone! Since 1997, we've been a member church of the Reconciling Ministries Network, fully welcoming of LGBTQ persons and their loved ones.

1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.442.3770

Community United Church of Christ, Boulder

 
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303.499.9119
2650 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder CO 80305
cuccboulder.org

Open and Affirming Statement
Community United Church of Christ
As Modified at the semi-annual meeting May 23, 2010

We seek to be a community of Christian believers and as our name suggests, we are challenged to respect and work through on another’s differences. As Paul wrote the Galations: “In Christ there is no longer Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for all are one…”

We welcome all individuals, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, queer or questioning, transgender or intersex. We welcome all families be they single parent and couples, nuclear and blended, extended, step and/or same sex parents. We welcome all who strive to function faithfully in response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Christ’s principles of love and justice, grace and mercy. Such faithfulness is a response to God’s spirit and is guided by responsibility, accountability, trust and mutual nurturance.

We acknowledge God’s gifts of sexuality, gender identity and biological identity with their joyous powers and challenging mysteries. We believe that people of all sexual or affectional orientations, gender expressions or identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God. We will continue to reach out to those who feel they have been exiled from their spiritual community or from the community at large.

Community United Church of Christ, Boulder, Colorado, declares itself to be Open and Affirming of individuals of all ages, races, abilities, and sexual or affectional orientations, gender expressions and identities and biological characteristics who desire to share in its services, leadership, ministries and activities.

Left Hand Church

 
 

lefthandchurch.org

303.225.9305
402 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Left Hand Church is a non-denominational, fully inclusive and affirming Christian church in Longmont, Colorado. We started in 2018 and have three co-pastors (two identify as LGBTQ). Join us Saturdays at 5pm (inside Central Presbyterian Church) for a contemporary worship service. We would also love for you to join our LGBTQ social group and stop by our booth at both Longmont Pride and Boulder Pridefest.

Boulder Mennonite Church

 
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303.443.3889
3910 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305

www.bouldermennonite.org

As a Christian community, called by Jesus to be inclusive, caring, and peace-minded, we affirm that people of any race, ethnic identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status or life situation are welcome to be in full participation in our congregation.