Welcome as a Spiritual Practice of Transformation

David Early, Worship Associate & Adam Nisenholz, Tech Associate

In today’s world, being a Welcoming Congregation requires more than simply opening our doors. Will we live into our commitment to be a home for all those who need Unitarian Universalism? Doing so will require a welcome that transforms our hearts, our congregation, and ultimately our world. In this service, guest speaker Zr. Alex Kapitan, a queer and trans UU leader, will preach on what it will take to embody this sort of welcome — a radical welcome that can ultimately transform us all.

Zr. Alex Kapitan is a lay community minister, a trans and queer lifelong UU, co-leader of the Transforming Hearts Collective, and founder of the project Radical Copyeditor. Alex worked for many years at the UUA’s national office supporting Welcoming Congregation, anti-racism, and social justice projects, and now does interfaith LGBTQ work and supports congregations in becoming places of radical welcome for all. Ze lives in western Massachusetts with a menagerie of furry and feathered friends.