Welcome to the Rainbow Directory, a listing of LGBTQ-supportive businesses, healthcare providers, therapists, groups & organizations in Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad. This page lists Faith Communities.
Our goal is to help LGBTQ folks find spaces where we can be ourselves and find support, while out-and-about in our larger Winston-Salem community. Want to be listed on the Directory? Fill out our form.
Please note: The organizations listed on our Directory self-select to be listed, and self-report about their affirming practices and areas of expertise. If you visit one of these organizations and have a significantly different experience from their listing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can contact the organization and/or correct our Directory info.
United Methodist *Note: with the turmoil in the Methodist Church same sex marriages cannot be preformed but Green Street will not preform any marriages until all people can be married in the Methodist Church. Additionally, LGBT persons can not be ordained in the Methodist Church.*
We practice the radical welcome of God: Whether you are single, married, divorced, widowed, black, brown, white, or mixed, straight, gay, bi or confused, transgender, cisgender or non-binary, born in the USofA, or undocumented, we welcome you.
Sundays 8:45 AM & 11:00 AM
639 S Green St Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Welcoming of all and closed to none.
Sundays 11:00 AM, Summer Sundays 10:00 AM
1620 Brenner Ave, Salisbury, NC 28144
Metropolitan Community Church
Metropolitan Community Church is an Inclusive Christian Community of Faith with an intentional outreach to the LGBTQIA community.
Sundays 11:00 AM
4105 Patsy Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Ministries Beyond Welcome affirms, honors, and celebrates the inherent worth, vitality, and spirit of trans/gender non-conforming and queer persons; as such, they envision a world where every person born is liberated, affirmed, and equipped to be authentically who they are, fulfill their potential, contribute to a shared communal good, and thrive in a diverse, equitable, compassionate, and caring creation.
1350 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Because we follow Christ, we are committed to: Prayer and common worship, Social justice, Service to those in need, Creativity and the arts, Growing and learning with God, Welcoming all.
Sunday 11:00 AM
930 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403
Episcopal Church *Note: LGBT persons can be ordained in the Episcopal Church.*
Everyone is welcome at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church wherever you are on your spiritual journey. Whether male or female or anywhere in between, young or old, lesbian, bisexual, straight, or gay, you are welcome here.
Sunday 9:00 AM
1110 Salisbury Street Kernersville, NC 27284
Episcopal *Note: St. Thomas has not made a decision on the allowance of same sex marriages.*
Sundays 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM
315 Lindsey St., Reidsville, NC 27320
Each of us is created with sacred worth. No one exists outside the heart of God. In Unity, we believe God is absolute good. And because all people exist within and as part of this divine energy, each of us is also inherently good. The Unity movement is open and welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability or sexual orientation. We invite you to read our formal (yet ever-evolving) statement of diversity and inclusion.
Sundays at 10:30 AM
501 S. Mendenhall St. Greensboro, NC 27403
The Unitarian Universalist is designated as a Welcoming Congregation for LGBTQIA folx, because the spiritual practice of welcome is a very important one to their faith community.
Sundays 9:00 and 11:00 AM, Summer Sundays 10:30 AM
4055 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106