We, at Centenary United Methodist Church, believe in the importance of the open communion table to our beloved UMC. With that sacred encounter as our vision, we claim that we are a group open to ALL, LGBTQ included. We embrace as a gift the diversity of our neighborhood and the world. We celebrate all ways that the human family of Christ finds its diversity, including through difference in sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith, history, economic status, marital status, and physical and mental ability. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and know that all, as beloved children of God, are worthy of God’s love and grace. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of the UMC as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ. We recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that in the vision of John Wesley we can love alike though we may not think alike. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church or in society, and as members of Centenary Church that seek to be agents of social change, we covenant to work together until all are fully embraced in our churches and we can live into our dedication to “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” In the full expression of the radically transforming and all-inclusive love of God as revealed through Jesus Christ, all are welcome!

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