• Bethany United Methodist Church
At Bethany we believe that faith is a lifelong journey that no one should travel alone. For those journeying, we offer a wide variety of ministries and programming, including worship, fellowship, service, and education. Bethany is a safe place to ask questions as we journey in Christ together.
3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison WI 53705
• Coming Out, Coming Together
An interfaith coalition of religious groups and individuals, Coming Out, Coming Together (COCT) is committed to crossing boundaries of faith and building bridges among people of various sexual identities and orientations.
c/o Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
2401 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704
• Congregation Shaarei Shamayim
Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, based in Madison, Wisconsin, is dedicated to the thoughtful, joyful celebration of Judaism.
1123 Vilas Ave, Madison WI 53711
Located at the First Unitarian Society
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705
• First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Madison is one of 40 churches nation-wide that belongs to the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. We invite all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status, to unite as full participants in our Christian fellowship. Our church is a community of interdependent people, committed to equality of all men and women, and to the ministry of all the people of God.
518 N Franklin Ave, Madison WI 53705
• First Congregational United Church of Christ
In 1992, First Congregational UCC became one of Madison’s 1st faith communities to adopt a formal statement welcoming and affirming ALL people, regardless of sexual orientation:
“As a community of God’s children, we, the members of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, acknowledge our shortcomings and our need to reach out to all who wish to affirm their faith with us in this community of faith and to worship with us as members of this congregation. We acknowledge that the church has often judged and excluded from the community of faith gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons or has been complicit by its silence. We confess the presence of ignorance, fear, and hatred in ourselves, in the church, and in our society and we ask the grace of God to overcome them. We invite and welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation to join us in our journey of life and faith, and to seek covenant to be responsible to God and to one another.”
LGBT people serve in lay leadership positions and on staff. Children of same-gender couples have been baptized into our community of faith. Our church pastors have officiated at same-gender union ceremonies, in our sanctuary and other locations. Straight individuals and couples, including some with small children, have joined First Congregational UCC because of its “Open and Affirming” policy and practices.
Rainbow People (our fellowship of LGBT folk and friends) meet monthly, generally the second Sunday of each month after worship. In the past the group has met in members’ homes for meals/discussion, planned and led an annual worship service, participated in WI Capitol Pride Marches, traveled to the NAMES quilt display and participated in AIDS Walk Wisconsin. Upcoming activities are announced in the weekly “Tower” newsletter, in regular Sunday bulletins, and on the web site.
1609 University Ave, Madison WI 53726
• First Unitarian Society
First Unitarian Society is a place where curious seekers gather to explore spiritual, ethical and social issues in a safe and nurturing environment. Unitarian Universalism supports the freedom of conscience of each individual as together we seek to be a force for good in the world.
900 University Bay Dr, Madison WI 53705
• First United Methodist
First United Methodist Church in Madison, WI, is a busy place every day of the week! From our food pantry and housing outreach to our music ministries and youth pro- grams, we are working to become the hands and feet of God in the world. If you are looking for a way to serve others, to nurture your spirit, or to feel part of a commu- nity - we invite you to join us.
“We seek to embody grace and hospitality in the manner of Jesus, nurturing our diverse spiritual journeys and joining together as a servant community to help realize a more loving and just world.”
203 Wisconsin Ave. Madison WI 53703
• Footstep Fellowship
We are an open and affirming family of God, and His precious children without qualification of discrimination due to ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual preference, or marital status.
PO Box 171, Wausau, WI 54402
• Have You Lost Faith in Faith?
Many LGBTQ people feel disconnected to faith or religion for many reasons. This group is a meeting space to discuss the question of lost faith. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 11am-1pm at the Madison Senior Center.
Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703
• Integrity/Dignity of Madison
Integrity/Dignity (I/D) of Madison is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes believers from all faith communities.
PO Box 2287, Madison WI 53701
• James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Founded in 1993, the James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation strives to reflect the diversity of Madison. In keeping with the Unitarian Universalist principle of respecting the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and with a sizable minority of lesbian, bisexual and gay members, James Reeb accepts and affirms people of all sexual orientations.
2146 E Johnson St., Madison WI 53704
• Java Notes
Java Notes ~ Concerts for a Better Community! Java Notes is a concert series of professional folk musicians from around the country. Concerts will be performed in a coffeehouse atmosphere. Funds raised from each concert are used to help people in need through local nonprofit agencies
c/o Sun Prairie United Methodist Church
702 North Street in Sun Prairie, WI
• Jewish Federation of Madison
The Jewish Federation of Madison is part of the Jewish Federations of North America, a worldwide humanitarian network that serves millions of Jews and non-Jews everyday around the world.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Madison (“Federation”) is to work toward building a strong and unified Jewish community in order to ensure the survival, being and continuity of the Jewish people in this area, in Israel and throughout the world. The Jewish Federation of Madison acts to develop the resources and create the initiatives required to support agencies, activities, services and programs which strive to fulfill this mission.
The primary goals pursued by Jewish Federation of Madison to fulfill this mission are:
•To develop human and financial resources. •To encourage and support Jewish educational programs, formal and informal, at all levels. •To support the social service needs of the Jewish community. •To affirm, support and strengthen our relationship with the people of and the State of Israel. •To enhance the quality of life for Jews in other countries and to support the migration of Jews in peril. •To maintain effective relationships and understanding between the Jewish community and the community-at-large. •To cooperate with other organizations in meeting the needs of the Jewish community. •To coordinate, plan and implement programs and services in order to maximize the effectiveness of the Jewish community and how it relates to working with the total community. •To engage in community-wide planning in order to accomplish this mission.
6434 Enterprise Lane, Madison WI 53719
• Lake Edge UCC
4200 Buckeye Rd
Madison, WI 53716
• Lakeview Lutheran Church
Lakeview Lutheran Church is a warm and caring community of God’s servants ministering through worship, learning and sharing. We are people of God in Christ and empowered by the Spirit to bear witness to God’s creative, redeeming and sanctifying activity in the world. For 150 years Lakeview Lutheran Church has been committed to a faithful proclamation of the gospel through word and sacrament and through a passionate network of social and outreach ministries in Madison and beyond.
4001 Mandrake Rd, Madison, WI 53704
• Madison Christian Community
Advent Lutheran (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and Community of Hope (United Church of Christ) are partners in Christ.
7118 Old Sauk Rd, Madison WI
• Matrilocal Circle of the Reformed Congregation of the Goddess (RCGI)
We are a community of women practicing and developing women’s spirituality in an inclusive, mutual, consensual, non-hiearchical and respectful framework.
PO Box 6677, Madison, WI 53716
• McFarland United Church of Christ
McFarland UCC is Open and Affirming to people of all ages, races, physical and mental abilities, economic positions, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are WELCOME here!
5710 Anthony St, McFarland WI 53558
• Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice. This is the briefest and most succinct way we can define ourselves. However, if we have more time and a few more words we would say Orchard Ridge UCC is a member of the United Church of Christ. We consist of approximately 500 members from the Madison/ Dane County area. We are a progressive congregation trying to make the Chris- tian faith relevant in today’s world. We are deeply committed to social action, a vibrant worship life, and a ministry with children and youth. We welcome visitors and guests at all our functions. We are open and affirming of all people regard- less of age, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, and economic status. Our church is a safe sanctuary for all children and youth.
1501 Gilbert Rd, Madison WI 53711
• The Paths We Walk
This group is for LGBT-identified people who also identify as Pagan. This is a peer-led, safe, and positive group looking at the history of Paganism and its practices. Hopes to challenge and address the “solitary-ness” some pagans may feel. The group will also look at how the Pagan faith vs. witchcraft. More topics to come! The group will meet starting in April on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 1:00-3:00pm.
c/o 600 Williamson St, Ste P-1, Madison WI 53703
• Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
Plymouth Church, located at the corner of Atwood Avenue and Ohio Street, has been a part of Madison’s east side community for over one hundred years. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ—a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. We are a congregation open and affirming of all ages, races, church backgrounds, and sexual orientations. We are a congregation that believes in Peace with Justice for all people.
2401 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704
• Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
As a Welcoming Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Prairie Society welcomes members, friends and guests and employs lay or professional ministers, without regard to age, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation or disability.
2010 Whenona Dr, Madison WI 53711
• St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
The people of St. Dunstan’s strive to seek, love, and serve God, welcoming all God’s children to join us by gathering in worship, serving people in need, caring for our world, and listening to one another in love. Whatever the shape of your faith or the shape of your family, you are welcome!
6205 University Ave, Madison WI 53705
• St. Francis House, University Episcopal Center
We are the Episcopal student ministry of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We exist to be a student-oriented community of praise and abundant life in the Episcopal tradition.
1360 Regent Street #157, Madison WI 53715
• Sufi Movement International USA
Opening hearts between and beyond religious traditions.
306 Lincoln St, Evansville WI 53536
• Sun Prairie United Methodist Church
The Mission of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church is to invite and welcome peo- ple to be committed and compassionate followers of Jesus Christ, through worship, through spiritual growth, through fellowship, through service to others.
702 North St, Sun Prairie WI 53590
• Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation that celebrates our unity as God’s people. We welcome the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, political persuasions, physical and mental abilities, educational backgrounds, marital or partnered status, and economic conditions—all who want to join in community to honor God and be of service to others. Trinity is a place for all people to shine in their own unique gifts.
1904 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704
• Trinity United Methodist Church
Trinity UMC is called to extend God’s hospitality by welcoming and loving all people. We are a home of spiritual renewal and a source for Christian transformation.
We the members of Trinity UMC open our doors and our hearts to all God’s children. We strive to love as God loves: without regard to race, age, ethnicity, culture, marital status, physical or mental condition, economic condition, gender or sexual orientation. We are committed to expressing this love inside and outside of the church, through our actions, our service and our celebration of God’s diverse creation.
1123 Vilas Ave, Madison WI 53715