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 on the 4th Tuesday of each month; at this time the PFLAG group is meeting via Zoom. You can learn more at

Southern New England Conference UCC ONA Team

One of our foundational justice commitments on which the new Southern New England Conference stands is that we are an Open and Affirming Conference.  What that means is that we welcome into the full life and ministry of the Conference persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.They can be found at

Greater Waterbury, Connecticut LGBTQIA+ Pride

Our annual Pride event in Downtown Waterbury is dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive space where LGBTQIA+ individuals can come together to celebrate their identities openly and proudly. Through a range of activities, performances, and educational programs, we strive to foster a strong sense of community while also raising awareness about the rich cultural heritage of LGBTQIA+ individuals.