the edges solidarity group is a collective of folks within the edges church community (blacksburg umc) that is dedicated to creating and supporting an environment of extravagant welcome for all. we recognize that we need people of differing identities immersed in the life of our community to fully realize the richness of our common humanity, and to open our eyes to the depths of God’s love for us all. we welcome and affirm all these identities: sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, nationality, social class, ability status, age, marital status, religious background, or any other difference one might identify. we recognize the intersections of these identities, and the beautiful learning that can happen when we bring our full selves into this space. we recognize that all people are created in the image of God and that it is our celebratory duty, as ones who follow the teachings of Christ, to welcome all who come to this Table. we join the reconciling ministries network in advocating for lgbtq+ representation of clergy and marriage rights for lgbtq+ folks in the united methodist church.

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