We affirm these teachings of Jesus Christ: unconditional love, compassion, justice, and mercy.

We believe all persons are of sacred worth and loved unconditionally by God and acknowledge that all persons everywhere are children of God. Therefore, we welcome people of any age, race, gender identity, ethnic origin, economic reality, family status, sexual orientation, diverse ability, faith history, social standing, or any other category that creates an “us and them” mentality as full and equal participants in the life and work of this Reconciling Church Family.

We seek to be a safe space for the development of Christian community and the empowerment of LGBTQ+ lives in The United Methodist Church.

We commit ourselves to making inclusiveness, equality, and mutual respect in this congregation, this community, and this world.

We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination in the church or in society.

We know that everyone’s participation in our ministry enriches us, and we are grateful for the gift of God’s diversity among us.

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