Unity Church of the Hills is an open and affirming community that knows every individual’s unconditional sacred worth.
The Rainbow Friends celebrates the unique spiritual experience of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals. We provide support, fellowship, and service to anyone who seeks a spiritual community of love and acceptance.
The Rainbow Friends provides a support point for those LGBTQ who have not been appreciated and welcomed in some congregations. The LGBTQ of Unity Church of the Hills enjoy a positive, supportive environment so we can focus on reaching our full potential, and creating a way of life that leads to health, prosperity, happiness and peace of mind. Members of the Rainbow Friends serve as Licensed Unity Teachers, Prayer Chaplains, Board Members, Ushers, and are on the Music, Hospitality, Video, and many other Ministry Teams at our church. Around UCOH, look for our rainbow ribbons on our name tags!
Together, we explore and uplift each other to deepen our spiritual connection. We look for opportunities to provide service within our church and our extended church community. Whether you are LGBTQ or not, a member of our church or not, everyone is invited to participate in any of our organized activities.
Austin Pride Activities
Austin Pride is on Saturday, August 11. There are opportunities to volunteer at the Pride Booth during the Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and all are invited to join us as we walk in the Pride Parade Saturday night. Revs. Brian & Kristen will be there and we are position 45 in the parade. Those walking should arrive around 7:30 p.m. Here are a few pointers from Austin Pride:
- We will be located on San Jacinto Blvd between 11th and 14th street
- San Jacinto Blvd. will close for staging at 2:00 p.m.
- Stay hydrated. Austin Pride will have bottled water for sale or bring your own.
- Do not arrive much earlier than 7:30 p.m. as they need the space for all Floats and Vehicles to safely line up.
- All walkers must wait until step-off time or as directed by Parade Volunteers.
2nd Sunday Lunch Bunch
Classes and Activities
Join the Rainbow Friends as we plan for the upcoming Pride Parade and Festival, which takes place on August 11.
Annual Pride Events including the annual Pride Interfaith Service
The Pride Interfaith Partnership is a community outreach program in connection dedicated to uniting the LGBTQ community and our allies. The Pride Interfaith Partnership is dedicated to supporting safe, spiritual environments where all people to come together, regardless of any perceived differences to express oneness through love. Love Unites! Being LGBTQ and spiritually minded are not mutually exclusive. We look forward to any opportunity to support the diverse spiritual lives of the LGBTQ community in the Austin area.
There are some great resources, such as informational articles at Unity.org