As an Open and Affirming congregation, Hopeville Church is proud to partner with and support LGBTQI groups who need a space to call their own. But anyone can lend space – we also want to help promote these efforts to build a better LGBTQI infrastructure in the city of Waterbury. Here you can learn about our current partnerships.

PFLAG of Greater Waterbury

Founded in 1972, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) is a national organization committed to uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. PFLAG has a threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy. The Waterbury chapter of PFLAG began as an exploratory committee in November of 2016, and has been a full chapter since May of 2017.

PFLAG of Greater Waterbury meets in our social hall on the 4th Tuesday of each month. You can learn more at https://www.facebook.com/PFLAGWaterbury/

The LGBTQ Space of Waterbury

On the first Wednesday of each month, The LGBTQ Space of Waterbury offers social activities for LGBTQ folks and allies. There are pizza parties, game nights, films, and much more. The LGBTQ Space also holds events in other locations. Learn about their full calendar of events at facebook.com/lgbtqwaterbury/

Connecticut Conference UCC ONA Team

The Open and Affirming ministry team of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ seeks to provide opportunities for churches to live out their Open and Affirming commitments in tangible and visible ways. They can be found at .facebook.com/CTConferenceONA/