A New RIC Community: Church of the Apostles (Seattle, WA)

A New RIC Community: Church of the Apostles (Seattle, WA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Church of the Apostles (Seattle, WA). Their welcome statement reads: "Church of the Apostles is a congregation that embraces the diversity of human experience. We celebrate all cultural and racial identities. We honor and affirm all people’s expressions of their own gender identity and sexuality. We affirm and celebrate love between people. We believe that all humans embody divine image, are called to do divi...
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A New RIC Community: Messiah Lutheran Church (Harrisburg, PA)

A New RIC Community: Messiah Lutheran Church (Harrisburg, PA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Messiah Lutheran Church (Harrisburg, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "We at Messiah Lutheran Church, welcome ALL who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome ALL because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. We welcome ALL without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances or anythi...
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A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Buffalo, NY)

A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Buffalo, NY)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Buffalo, NY). Their welcome statement reads: "Holy Trinity Lutheran Church recognizes that each of us is a unique creation made in the image of God. We celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts that God has bestowed on us. We proclaim ourselves to be an open and affirming congregation to all of God’s people; welcoming into our ministry persons of every race, culture, a...
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A New RIC Community: St. Stephen Lutheran (Bloomington, MN)

A New RIC Community: St. Stephen Lutheran (Bloomington, MN)
  Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Stephen Lutheran Church (Bloomington, MN). Their welcome statement reads: "Who is welcome at St. Stephen Lutheran Church? We welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace. It matters not if you: are Asian, Hispanic, Indigenous, Black or White, male or female... are three days old, 30 years old, or 103 years old... are uneducated, educated, or highly educated or over-educated… make six-figures...
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A New RIC Community: First Lutheran Church (Galesburg, IL)

A New RIC Community: First Lutheran Church (Galesburg, IL)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: First Lutheran Church (Galesburg, IL). Their welcome statement reads: "As a community of the children of God, First Lutheran Church is called to serve and share the Good News of God’s Grace for all people. Throughout Scripture, Jesus exemplified this Grace by being radically, infinitely welcoming to cultural and religious outsiders, offering them dignity, compassion, and inclusion. Modeling the example of Jes...
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A New RIC Community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Oviedo, FL)

A New RIC Community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Oviedo, FL)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Oviedo, FL). Their welcome statement reads: “At Epiphany Lutheran Church we believe that God loves and forgives us completely. This gift of grace inspires us to share God’s love with others. We strive to follow the example of Christ, as we grow in love, and welcome into full participation persons of every race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic situation, phys...
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A New RIC Community: Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania

A New RIC Community: Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania. Their welcome statement reads: "The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania holds to the belief that God is the maker of all good things. We acknowledge that we, God’s people, are made in many different ways, but all are beautifully made and loved by God. This ministry extends its hands to invite, love, and affirm those of all different identi...
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A New RIC Community: St. James Lutheran Church (Folsom, NJ)

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A New RIC Community: St. James Lutheran Church (Folsom, NJ)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. James Lutheran Church (Folsom, NJ). Their welcome statement reads: "For God so Loved the World.... (John 3:16) We at St. James live and work in the midst of God’s love. We extend that love to all who come into our midst, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, skin color, culture, differing abilities, political affiliations, etc. Our ministry is to bring the good news of Christ’s love to a...
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A New RIC Community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Encinitas, CA)

A New RIC Community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Encinitas, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Encinitas, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "We are a diverse world. We are hurting, broken and heavy hearted. We are loving, celebrating, and above all -- we are welcoming. Regardless of the color of your skin or the color of your hair, regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship status, or political affiliation -- you are welcome here. If you are a beli...
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A New RIC Community: Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Austin, TX)

A New RIC Community: Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Austin, TX)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Austin, TX). Their welcome statement reads: "Lord of Life is a Lutheran Church, part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). We commit to being a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. As followers of Christ, who calls us to reconciliation and wholeness, we, the members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, welcome all who are seeking God. Further, we welcome into membershi...
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