• 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
• Exploring Spirituality
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 first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at OutReach
c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101
Madison WI, 53704
• 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” (ONA) policy and practices.
The LGBTQ Community and Allies are committed to the “affirming” part of the ONA. In the past the group has met in members’ homes for meals/discussion, participated in PRIDE marches, AIDS Walk Wisconsin, and traveled to the NAMES Quilt display. In 2016, our church was honored to host several panels from the NAMES Quilt. For several years a cycling team, “Team Comma,” has participated in a ride to raise funds for local AIDS organizations. Each year the congregation celebrates being an Open and Affirming congregation on the second Sunday in October.
Upcoming activities are announced in the weekly “Tower” newsletter, in regular Sunday bulletins, on our web site, and our Facebook page.
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
• Freedom From Religion
The history of Western civilization shows us that most social and moral progress has been brought about by persons free from religion. In modern times the first to speak out for prison reform, for humane treatment of the mentally ill, for abolition of capital punishment, for women’s right to vote, for death with dignity for the terminally ill, and for the right to choose contraception, sterilization and abortion have been freethinkers, just as they were the first to call for an end to slavery. The Foundation works as an umbrella for those who are free from religion and are committed to the cherished principle of separation of state and church.
PO Box 750 Madison WI 53701
• Grace Episcopal Church
Where Anglican tradition engages the contemporary world, Grace Church opens its doors on Madison's Capitol Square, inviting all to join us in sharing the love of Jesus Christ in worship and in outreach to our neighbors and the world.
The church office is open: Monday - Thursday 9am to 3pm, Fridays 9am to 12:30pm, and Saturdays 9:40 am to 12:40 pm. The reception office is located through the left-hand glass door at the back of the West Washington Avenue courtyard.
Parking: Metered parking can be found in the blocks surrounding Grace. There are also several parking ramps within walking distance. We do offer vouchers for the Overture Center Parking Ramp. If you park in this ramp on Sunday mornings, please see an usher during the worship service to pick up a parking voucher.
Accessible Entrance: An accessible entrance to Grace church is located through the double set of glass doors in the West Washington Avenue courtyard. Once through the doors and in the inner hall, enter the single glass door on the right. You are now in the elevator foyer. To enter the church from the elevator, choose option"4R Church Sanctuary, Sacristy."
116 West Washington Ave, 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
• 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.
6434 Enterprise Lane, Madison WI 53719
• Lake Edge United Church of Christ
Lake Edge United Church of Christ has publicly and intentionally declared that those of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people) are welcome in the full life and ministries of the congregation. Being open and affirming bespeaks a spirit of hospitality and a willingness to live out that welcome in meaningful ways.
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
• Mad City Sisters
An Official Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Mad City Sisters, Inc. is a 21st century spiritual order dedicated to the promulgation of Universal Joy and the expiation of Stigmatic Guilt. We work in harmony to promote a safe, fun, and peaceful environment for the youth of tomorrow, the gays of today, and remember the hardships of the legends of the past. We work with the pillars and charities of the community to help raise funds and bring our communities closer together. With our mighty weapons of humor, wit, and debauchery, we shall overcome the tyranny of today’s stereotypes and homophobes, and raise awareness for the equality we all deserve! So we go forth and manifest together as one and bring the joys of safer sex and awareness of all kinds--along with goodies and glittery smiles to accept (not tolerate) YOU for YOU!
• Madison Area Drum/Dance Circle
This is a place for folks to connect with other drummers, dancers, and hoopers in the Madison WI area and beyond. No experience necessary. It is all for fun. Our community drum circle is free and open to all. In our drum circle we have no goal or destination. There is only the experience of the process, arriving in each moment. We are here to improvise and release and take the energy that will create balance in our lives. We will use this playful, expressive and energetic environment to collaborate to create music as a community.
• 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, 53717
• Madison Sufis
Madison Sufits are a Community of Friends inspired by the work of Hazrat Inayat Khan. We gather to ‘eat, dance, and pray together.’
PO Box 46463, Madison, WI 53744
• 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
A social group for everyone who is looking for a quiet spot to sit and de-stress for an hour. It is a space to gather your thoughts and reflect. It is a safe space for everyone. Please join me for a little meditation and a little conversation. This group will be broken up into short meditation(s) and talking about mindfulness and our lives (should you feel up to it).
MEETING INFO: The third Thursday of the
month from 7-8pm starting June 15th, 2017.
c/o OutReach, 2701 International Ln, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
• Memorial United Church of Christ
We are an Open and Affirming congregation, where all are welcome from all ages, races, sexual orientations & church backgrounds. We gather for worship at 8:15 and 10:00 a.m. on Sundays
5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg WI 53711
Phone: 608. 273.1008
• 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 Christian 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 regardless 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
• 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
• Queer Students of Faith (UW)
Queer Students of Faith is a small and informal discussion group on campus where students can meet and discuss the intersection of their faith and sexual/gender identity. We welcome students of any faith or spiritual background, and wish to create a safe space and open dialogue for people of any gender or sexual orientation who might not be comfortable within their own faith communities. Tuesdays, 6pm
The Crossing, 1127 University Ave, Madison, WI 53715
• Reformed Congregation of the International Goddess (RCGI)
RCG-I is a multi-tradition women’s religion. Our members embrace a variety of spiritual paths, the common element among them being a belief in female divinity and a commitment to positive spiritual practice.
PO Box 6677, Madison, WI 53716
• Reformed Congregation of the International Goddess (RCGI) - Four Lakes Circle
RCG-I is a multi-tradition women’s religion. Our members embrace a variety of spiritual paths, the common element among them being a belief in female divinity and a commitment to positive spiritual practice. Four Lakes Circle is the Madison based version of the group, with other circles existing elsewhere in the US.
PO Box 6677, Madison, WI 53716
• 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.
1011 University Ave, Madison WI 53715
• Sun Prairie United Methodist Church
The Mission of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church is to invite and welcome people 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’s mission is to proclaim and celebrate the love of Jesus Christ, to live as God’s servants in the world, and to be a caring and healing community. 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