Creating an Altar for All: Congregations

Altar for All congregations affirm the following:

We, as a United Methodist congregation, have committed to supporting and honoring same-sex marriages in the same way that we support and honor other marriages. We believe that banning same-sex marriage is inconsistent with Christ’s teaching, and the constitution of The United Methodist Church. We fully recognize and assume the risks associated with these commitments, because we are called upon by God, through Jesus Christ, to resist injustice and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. Our sanctuary is open for all to make a commitment of love and fidelity through Christian marriage OR we have decided to faithfully close our doors to all weddings until we can perform weddings for all.

Does your congregation host same-sex weddings? Sign Altar for All!

 * denotes congregations who will not host any weddings until they are allowed to do weddings for all

Baltimore - Washington Conference

Grace United Methodist Church – Baltimore, MD
Foundry UMC – Washington, D.C.

California/Nevada Conference

Aldersgate UMC-Palo Alto
Alum Rock UMC-San Jose
Aptos Community UMC-Aptos
Bethany UMC-San Francisco
Buena Vista UMC-Alameda
Christ Church UMC-Santa Rosa
Clearlake Oaks Community UMC-Clearlake Oaks
Davis UMC – Davis
El Dorado County Federated UMC-Placerville
Elk Grove UMC-Elk Grove
Epworth UMC-Berkeley
Epworth UMC-Oakland
Fair Oaks UMC-Fair Oaks
First UMC-Loomis
First UMC-Napa
First UMC-Palo Alto
First UMC-Point Richmond
First UMC-Reno
First UMC-San Rafael
First UMC-Sacramento
First UMC-Watsonville
Gilroy UMC-Gilroy
Glide UMC – San Francisco
Los Altos UMC-Long Beach
Los Gatos UMC-Los Gatos
Mt. Tamalpais UMC-Mill Valley
New Community UMC-Oakhurst
Open Door UMC-Richmond
Sebastopol UMC-Sebastopol
St. Helena UMC-St. Helena
St. Mark’s UMC-Sacramento
St. Mark’s UMC-Stockton
St. Paul’s UMC-Vacaville
Trinity UMC-Chico
Twin Towers UMC-Alameda
Ukiah UMC-Ukiah
Walnut Creek UMC-Pittsburg

CalPac Conference

Brea UMC-Brea
Church in Ocean Park-Santa Monica
Claremont UMC-Claremont
Estero Bay United Methodist Church-Moro Bay
Los Altos UMC-Long Beach
North Oxnard UMC-Oxnard
San Luis Obispo UMC-San Luis Obispo
Westchester United Methodist Church – Los Angeles

Desert Southwest Conference

Asbury UMC – Phoenix
Sunrise UMC – Phoenix
Saint Francis in the Foothills UMC – Tucson
The Fountains, a United Methodist Church – Fountain Hills

East Pennsylvania Conference

Morrisville UMC-Burlington*

Florida Conference

St. John’s on the Lake UMC-Miami Beach

Greater New Jersey Conference

United Methodist Church of Red Bank, NJ – Red Bank

Iowa Conference

Collegiate United Methodist Church – Ames

Missouri Annual Conference

Lafayette Park UMC – St. Louis
Clarksville United Methodist Church – Paynesville

New England Conference

Woburn UMC-Woburn

New York Conference

Cheshire United Methodist Church – Cheshire, CT
Memorial UMC – White Plains, NY
Bethel UMC – Staten Island, NY

North Carolina Conference

Calvary UMC – Durham

North Georgia Conference

Druid Hills UMC – Atlanta
Embry Hills UMC – Atlanta
Saint Mark UMC – Atlanta

Northern Illinois Conference

Bethany of Fox Valley UMC-Aurora
Berry United Methodist Church-Chicago
Broadway UMC Chicago-Chicago
Epworth UMC-Chicago
Euclid Ave UMC-Oak Park
First UMC at the Chicago Temple-Chicago
First UMC of Arlington Heights-Arlington Heights
First UMC of Evanston
Irving Park UUMC-Chicago
Urban Village Church-Chicago
Winthrop Harbor UMC – Winthrop Harbor

Oregon/Idaho Conference

First UMC-Ashland, OR
First UMC-Corvallis, OR
Morningside UMC-Salem, OR
Trinity UMC-Toledo, OR
University Park UMC – Portland, OR

Pacific Northwest Conference

Bremerton UMC-Bremerton
Edmonds UMC-Edmonds
First UMC-Bellevue
First UMC-Seattle
First UMC-Tacoma
Garden Street UMC- Bellingham
Langley UMC-Langlely
Longview United Methodist-Longview
Queen Anne UMC-Seattle
The Bridge-Tacoma
Tibbetts UMC-Seattle
Trinity UMC-Seattle
Vancouver Heights UMC-Vancouver
Wallingford UMC-Seattle
Woodland Park UMC-Seattle

Peninsula/Delaware Conference

Epworth UMC-Rehoboth Beach

Rio Texas Conference

Trinity Church of Austin
First UMC of Austin*

Rocky Mountain Conference

Arvada UMC-Aravada
Cameron UMC-Denver
Christ Church UMC-Denver
Christ UMC – Salt Lake City
First UMC of Boulder-Boulder
Grant Ave UMC – Denver
Highlands UMC-Denver
Warren UMC-Denver

South Georgia Conference

Asbury Memorial UMC – Savannah 

Tennessee Conference

Edgehill UMC-Nashville*

Upper New York Conference

First UMC-Schenectady

Tabernacle UMC

Virginia Conference


Western North Carolina Conference

Green Street UMC-Winston-Salem*
The Walk – Gibsonville

West Ohio Conference

Clifton UMC – Cincinnati
Village Church – Maumee

West Pennsylvania Conference

St. Paul’s UMC-Aspinwall*
Mifflin Avenue Methodist Church – Pittsburgh*

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