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WELCOMING FAITH COMMUNITIES

This directory is a resource for finding LGBT-welcoming faith communities in Virginia. We’re proud to work with a network of affirming faith communities to counter the idea that LGBT equality and religious freedom are in opposition.

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WELCOMING FAITH COMMUNITIES

Aiken, S.C.

Aiken UU Church
Unitarian Universalist Association

115 Gregg Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 502-0404

Aiken UU Church
Unitarian Universalist Association
115 Gregg Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 502-0404

Anderson, S.C.

North Anderson Community Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)

4200 LIBERTY HWY
ANDERSON, SC 29621
(864) 225-3575

As a community of God’s people and followers of Jesus, we form a haven for those who seek a place for healing, and extend compassion to those who feel left out. We proudly welcome all and celebrate the diversity of God’s gifts among us. With open minds, open hearts, open doors and open arms, we move forward as a diverse community, and empower not only ourselves but also those outside our congregation.

North Anderson Community Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
4200 LIBERTY HWY
ANDERSON, SC 29621
(864) 225-3575

Bluffton, SC

Reconciling Affirming Ministries
Pentecostal Affirming Ministries

23 4th Ave.
Bluffton, SC 29910

Reconciling Affirming Ministries
Pentecostal Affirming Ministries
23 4th Ave.
Bluffton, SC 29910

Boiling Springs, SC

4180 Highway 9,
Boiling Springs, SC 29316-8580
864-578-3238

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
4180 Highway 9,
Boiling Springs, SC 29316-8580
864-578-3238

Charleston, SC

Circular Congregational Church
United Church of Christ

150 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-6400

Circular Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
150 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-6400

Metropolitan Community Church Charleston
Metropolitan Community Church

7860 A Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843)760-6114

Metropolitan Community Church Charleston
Metropolitan Community Church
7860 A Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843)760-6114

Second Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)

342 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843)723-9237

Second Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
342 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843)723-9237

St. Johannes Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

48 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-8906

St. Johannes Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
48 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-8906

16 Thomas Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-0267

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
16 Thomas Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-0267

Unitarian Church in Charleston
Unitarian Universalist

4 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-4617

Unitarian Church in Charleston
Unitarian Universalist
4 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-4617

Unity Fellowship Church Charleston
Unity Fellowship Church Movement

7860A Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
843-767-2795

Unity Fellowship Church Charleston
Unity Fellowship Church Movement
7860A Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
843-767-2795

Clemson, SC

Peace Congregational Church UCC
Interdenominational

100 Thomas Green Blvd
(In the OLLI Building)
Clemson, SC 29631
(404) 668-0466

Peace Congregational Church UCC
United Church of Christ
100 Thomas Green Blvd
(In the OLLI Building)
Clemson, SC 29631
(404) 668-0466

226 Pendleton Road
Clemson, SC 29631
864-654-5959

If you’re searching for a progressive spiritual community that celebrates a tolerant and thoughtful search for spiritual meaning, we hope you will find a home with us. At UUFC you will discover a diverse and lively community of seekers and skeptics that will welcome you just as you are. We are an open, welcoming and caring community.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church
Unitarian Universalist
226 Pendleton Road
Clemson, SC 29631
864-654-5959

Columbia, SC

Jubilee! Circle United Church of Christ
“Welcoming.” “Nontraditional.” “Loving.” “Home.”

6729 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223
803-569-6385

Meetings at 11:30 am on Sundays, every first Sunday is Potluck. Pastor: Candace Chellew-Hodge

Jubilee! Circle United Church of Christ
“Welcoming.” “Nontraditional.” “Loving.” “Home.”
6729 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223
803-569-6385

Church of the Cross
Episcopal Church

7244 Patterson Road
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-1864

Church of the Cross
Episcopal Church
7244 Patterson Road
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-1864

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1301 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 253-0473

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1301 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 253-0473

1020 Atlas Rd
Columbia, SC 29209
803-695-9664

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
1020 Atlas Rd
Columbia, SC 29209
803-695-9664

Reformation Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1118 Union Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803-252-1507

Reformation Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1118 Union Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803-252-1507

St. Davids Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church

605 Polo Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
803-736-0866

St. Davids Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
605 Polo Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
803-736-0866

St. Lukes Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church

1300 Pine Street
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 254-2327

St. Lukes Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
1300 Pine Street
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 254-2327

5220 Clemson Avenue
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 787-0392

St. Martins-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
5220 Clemson Avenue
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 787-0392

900 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201-2308
(803) 765-1519

St. Timothys Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
900 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201-2308
(803) 765-1519

1401 Washington Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-256-2417

The Grace Sunday School Class, Washington Street United Methodist Church, E-mail: info@thegraceclass.org

Washington Street United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church
1401 Washington Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-256-2417

728 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-7363

Methodist Student Network (Wesley Foundation)
Faith Student Group
728 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-7363

1702 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-0212

Presbyterian Student Association (PCUSA) at UKirkSC
Faith Student Group
1702 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-0212

1702 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-0212

Fellowship on Thursdays at 7 pm; Worship on Sunday at 6 pm; Reverend Michelle C. Fischer

Gamecock Lutheran: Lutheran Campus Ministry at UofSC
Faith Student Group
1702 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-525-4100

607 Woodrow Street
Columbia, SC 29205
803-771-4408

Shandon Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian
607 Woodrow Street
Columbia, SC 29205
803-771-4408

2701 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29205
803-799-0845

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
Unitarian Universalist
2701 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29205
803-799-0845

Conway, SC

HOPE Church
Interdenominational

624 Singleton Ridge Rd.
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 779-5543

HOPE Church
Interdenominational
624 Singleton Ridge Rd.
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 779-5543

105 University Drive
Conway, SC 29526
843-364-6458

We worship every Sunday at 8am and 10am at Lackey Chapel at Coastal Carolina University (105 University Drive, Conway, SC 29526).

St  Anne’s Episcopal Church
Episcopal
105 University Drive
Conway, SC 29526
843-364-6458

Florence, SC

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

3123 WEST PALMETTO STREET
FLORENCE, SC 29501
(843) 669-2355

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
3123 WEST PALMETTO STREET
FLORENCE, SC 29501
(843) 669-2355

Fort Mill, SC

Crossroads Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

8511 Shelley Mullis Rd (158.64 mi)
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29707
(803) 547-8311

Crossroads Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8511 Shelley Mullis Rd (158.64 mi)
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29707
(803) 547-8311

Grace Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)

2955 W. Hwy 160
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 548-0800

Grace Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
8511 Shelley Mullis Rd (158.64 mi)
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29707
(803) 547-8311

Gaffney, SC

308 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340
(864) 489-6183

We are the body of Christ: young and old, rich and poor, black and white, conservative and liberal. We are doctors and carpenters, stay-at-home parents and retirees, teachers and students and those looking for work. We are cradle Episcopalians, we are former Baptists and Methodists and Catholics, and we are those with no church background at all. We are seeking to know and love Christ more fully. We are sinful and we are forgiven. And we are ready to welcome you into the family of God in this place.

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
Episcopal
308 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340
(864) 489-6183

Garden City, SC

2637 HWY 17 Business South
Garden City, SC 29576
(843) 651-7377

A church family of Christian Fellowship whose mission is to serve our Savior and care for all.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greenville
Unitarian Universalist
1135 State Park Rd
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 271-4883

Greenville, SC

1135 State Park Rd
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 271-4883

The Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes seekers to give voice to a faith that is rational, responsible and relevant to our real lives. We aspire to be a community where reason and love unite, in service to the spirit of life. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greenville
Unitarian Universalist
1135 State Park Rd
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 271-4883

Christ the King Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1925 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 234-5647

Christ the King Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1925 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 234-5647

First Baptist Greenville
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

847 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 233-2527

In all facets of the life and ministry of our church, including but not limited to membership, baptism, ordination, marriage, teaching and committee/organizational leadership, First Baptist Greenville will not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

First Baptist Greenville
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
847 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 233-2527

St. James Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church

301 Piney Mountain Road
Greenville, SC 29609
864-244-6358

St. James Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
301 Piney Mountain Road
Greenville, SC 29609
864-244-6358

3018 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
864-299-1180

We are a group of people who want to serve our community, welcome all people into fellowship, and join with others in worship, missions, and ministry. We want to love Christ, and we do that best when we love people.

Augusta Heights Baptist Church
Baptist
3018 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
864-299-1180

1002 South Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-235-5884

Saint Andrews Episcopal
Episcopal
1002 South Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-235-5884

400 Spring Forest Road
Greenville, SC 29615
864-292-1782

The mission of the Temple of Israel is to be recognized as the spiritual, educational, ritual, and social center for Reform Judaism in the Greenville area; to perpetuate Reform Judaism and its principles of justice, compassion and righteousness; to cultivate an appreciation of the Jewish heritage; and to serve as a focus of dialogue between Reform Jews and other Jewish and non-Jewish local and world communities. The Reform movement has long been an advocate for full inclusion of gays and lesbians in our community, and we have made clear that those policies extend to trans and non-binary/genderqueer people in a 2015 resolution.

Temple of Israel
Jewish
400 Spring Forest Road
Greenville, SC 29615
864-292-1782

Unity Church of Greenville
Inter-denominational

207 E. Belvue Road
Taylors, SC 29687
864-292-6499​

Unity Church of Greenville
Inter-denominational
207 E. Belvue Road
Taylors, SC 29687
864-292-6499​

Triune Mercy Center
Non-denominational

 

222 Rutherford Street
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 233-8020

Triune Mercy Center
non-denominational
222 Rutherford Street
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 233-8020

Emmanuel United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ

2 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
864-326-0698

NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, OR WHERE YOU ARE ON LIFE’S JOURNEY, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
2 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
864-326-0698

421 N. Main Street
Greenville 29601
(864) 242-5702

Everyone without exception is welcome at the table of God’s love and grace. We celebrate people of all races, cultures, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical or mental abilities, socioeconomic statuses, appearances, family status and citizenship as equally loved and valued in the eyes of God.

Trinity Lutheran Church
Lutheran
421 N. Main Street
Greenville 29601
(864) 242-5702

2310 Augusta St.
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 232-2424

Westminster Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is a community of faith dedicated to enhancing the spiritual lives of our members and addressing the needs of the surrounding communities and the world. As a Presbyterian Church in Greenville, we strive to be a caring, inclusive family of faith, demonstrating the grace and love of Jesus Christ locally and throughout the world.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian
421 N. Main Street
Greenville 29601
(864) 242-5702

Greer, SC

101 South Line Street
Greer, South Carolina 29651
(864) 238-3218

New Day Christian Community Church exists to provide a diverse, open and affirming Christian community to all who desire a discipleship walk with Jesus Christ by offering challenging worship experiences, mission based service opportunities and Biblical learning so that we are empowered to reach out to others, introduce them to the love and strength of the beloved community and invite them to join the faith journey of discipleship.

New Day Christian Community Church
Non-denominational
101 South Line Street
Greer, South Carolina 29651
(864) 238-3218

Lancaster, SC

Grace United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church

101 South Line Street
Greer, South Carolina 29651
(864) 238-3218

Grace United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church
101 South Line Street
Greer, South Carolina 29651
(864) 238-3218

Lexington, SC

Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

117 PARK ROAD
LEXINGTON, SC, 29072
803-500-1339

Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
117 PARK ROAD
LEXINGTON, SC, 29072
803-500-1339

Newberry, SC

Summer Memorial Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1609 Milligan St.
Newberry, South Carolina 29108

Summer Memorial Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1609 Milligan St.
Newberry, South Carolina 29108

Rock Hill, SC

Epiphany Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

2370 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732-8909
(803) 324-8877

Epiphany Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
2370 West Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732-8909
(803) 324-8877

144 Caldwell Street
Rock Hill SC 29730
803-327-1131

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
Episcopal Church
144 Caldwell Street
Rock Hill SC 29730
803-327-1131

Simpsonville, SC

Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church

205 E. College Street
P.O. Box 187
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 967-7470

Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church
205 E. College Street
P.O. Box 187
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 967-7470

Spartanburg, SC

Holy Communion Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

1430 John B. White Sr. Blvd.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29306
864-576-1953

Holy Communion Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1430 John B. White Sr. Blvd.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29306
864-576-1953

210 Henry Place
Spartanburg, SC 29306
864-585-9230

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, a liberal, welcoming congregation, transforms lives and our world by developing strong hearts and minds, challenging injustice, promoting sustainability, and celebrating diversity.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church
Unitarian Universalist
210 Henry Place
Spartanburg, SC 29306
864-585-9230

233 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864)582-7263

The mission of the United Methodist Church is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” In concert with this, Central’s purpose is “making and nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ.” We have dedicated ourselves to expanding our outreach mission and inclusiveness over the next five years and beyond.

Central United Methodist Church
United Methodist
233 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864)582-7263

200 Fernwood Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307
(864) 582-7467

Our mission is to be caring Christians offering personal ministry and a credible witness to the greater Spartanburg community. We are a family of faith seeking spiritual maturity, celebrating human diversity and creativity, and proclaiming God’s unconditional love.

Fernwood Baptist Church
Baptist
200 Fernwood Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307
(864) 582-7467

Summerville, SC

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

206 Central Avenue
Summerville, SC  29483
(843) 873-2652

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
206 Central Avenue
Summerville, SC  29483
(843) 873-2652

West Columbia, SC

The Way Worship Center
Non-denominational

2215-D Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC 29169

The Way Worship Center
Non-denominational
2215-D Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC 29169

If you are an LGBT-welcoming faith community and would like to be added to this directory, please sign up using our form.

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