LGBTQ+ Inclusive Churches

The Salem area is home to a number of inclusive churches, most a short walk or drive from campus.

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First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ: An inclusive and affirming congregation welcoming of all people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, economic class, or physical/mental abilities.  Location - 700 Marion St. NE Salem, OR 97301  Website

First United Methodist Church of Salem: In November of 2018 First United Methodist Church of Salem became a Reconciling Congregation. They are right down the street from campus within easy walking distance. Location - 600 State St. Salem, OR 97301 Website

Morningside United Methodist Church: A congregation which strongly believes that God loves all people. They are accepting of all persons of every nationality, age, race, gender, social condition, ability, and sexual orientation.  Location - 3674 12th St. Salem, OR 97302  Website

Salem Spirit of Life Church: They extend a special welcome to LGBT persons. This church is a congregation of people who wish to worship the Lord and believe that God is inclusive of all people. The church’s worship services are Sunday at 10:00am.  Location - 1775 32nd Place NE Salem, OR 97301  Website

St. Paul's Episcopal Church: As followers of Christ, they strive to be an inclusive and affirming congregation. Everyone is welcome to participate fully in our community life, regardless of race or ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, political views, education, physical ability, economic or employment situation, relationship status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other markers of identity humans sometimes use to create division. Location: 1444 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97302. Website

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem: Identified as a  non-creedal, liberal religion and a safe space, celebrating the participation and presence of all people, including LGBT.  Location - 5090 Center St. NE Salem, OR 97301  Website

Unity of SalemUnity recognizes and honors the Divine within each of us as the common denominator we share on our human journey. Unity of Salem strives to create a loving community where all are welcome.  Location -  1777 Fabry Rd SE. Website

Willamette University

Gender Resource and Advocacy Center (GRAC)

Montag Loft
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
GRAC: 503-370-6728
Sexual Assault Response Advocates Hotline: 503-851-4245
Confidential Advocate: 503-375-5361

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