Interweave is “Unitarian Universalists for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender concerns.” Our purpose is to continue the Welcoming Congregation work indefinitely, recognizing that it is never finished, and to collaborate with other church groups in extending our congregational welcome to all people.
Since 2013, church members have played key roles in the formation of the Hayward/East Bay PFLAG chapter. Our own Ruth Desmidt is currently the chapter President.
This page chronicles some of our activities. For more information, see the BGLTQ blog.
- Jan, 2016. Changed our restroom signs to “all gender” following Board of Trustees approval. We installed these signs to tangibly express the welcome we feel in our hearts for people of all genders, especially those who don’t fit neatly into either “male” or “female”.
- July, 2015. Booth at Castro Valley Pride.
- June 6, 2015. Gay Prom
- July, 2014. Castro Valley Pride- booth, music
- June, 2014. Gay Prom
- Dec 1, 2013. Worship focused on World AIDS Day.
- Nov 24, 2013. Showed the film ‘Trans’ at Castro Valley library, with panel discussion and Q&A after.
- Oct 6, 2013. Worship focused on National Coming Out Day.
- Sept 25, 2013. Second meeting of the SKUU Interweave chapter.
- Jul 21, 2013. Worship focused on trans and queer issues with pulpit guest Jamison Green. James explained who transgender people are and how to make our church a welcoming space. Listen to James’s reflections or read the text.
- Jul 13, 2013. Castro Valley Pride: we had a table, our minister spoke, and church members’ band Gravity performed.
- Jul 9, 2013. First meeting of the SKUU Interweave chapter!