As followers of Jesus, who was a champion for the marginalized of society and preached God’s love for the world in word and action, LAUMC welcomes all people regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, into the full life and ministry of Los Altos United Methodist Church. We celebrate the Book of Discipline’s affirmation that “all persons are of sacred worth” and consider that statement inconsistence with its harmful prohibitions against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people. We believe that God created the diversity of humankind in God’s image and can find no scriptural basis for the exclusion of any person from God’s astonishing love for the world. We offer love, respect, compassion, kindness, and understanding to all people. Toward that end, we:
– Extend a public welcome to the LGBTQ community
– Support a nurturing environment for LGBTQ persons, their families, and allies- Advocate for elimination of restrictions on clergy performance of LGBTQ weddings
– Affirm the use of our facilities for LGBTQ weddings
– Affirm the ordination and appointment of LGBTQ persons as clergy within The United Methodist Church
You can visit Los Altos UMC’s website here.