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During spring 2014, Suzi Chase, 57, began her search for a faith community. For the first time since her marriage ended, she lived alone and felt she needed a spiritual home.
Raised in a Jewish household, she said she no longer felt the religion served her faith needs and came across the website for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.
“I have a friend who goes to UUCC, and she told me a little bit about it,” the Columbia resident said. “It sounded very attractive, and I thought it would be a good fit for me.”
Enticed by the idea of the church being a “welcoming congregation,” Chase registered for a “Get Connected Class” and found that five of the 10 women in attendance identified as queer, including the course instructor.
While attending her first weekend service, the Rev. Paige Getty preached on the topic of family, while three congregants from diverse families shared their testimonies; one was a gay man who spoke about finally being accepted by his partner’s mother.
Eyes filled with tears, it was in that moment Chase realized she had found a faith community that would accept her as a transgender woman…”
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