RIC Listing Details

Messiah Lutheran Church

4301 Mount Read Blvd
Rochester, NY 14616-2440

Telephone: 585-865-1866
Email address: seniorpastor@messiahlutheranchurch.net; vj.robinson@gmail.com
Website: http://www.messiahlutheranchurch.net

Includes bisexual and or transgender persons in welcome statement. Mixed Worship. Allows same-gender blessings. Church building has gender neutral bathroom(s).

Affirmation of Welcome/Welcome Statement

Date of Affirmation: May 15, 2011

Affirmation approved/passed by: Cong.

Does affirmation include bisexual and transgender people? Yes

Publicity/Signage/Hospitality

Where is the RIC certificate posted? Unknown

Do outside signs have visible indicator of GLBT welcome? No

Publication(s) that regularly include a welcome statement: Bulletin Newsletter Website Ads

Does the building have a gender-neutral bathroom? Yes

Worship/Education

Worship style(s): Variety/Mix

Does or would the congregation have same-gender blessing services? Yes

Does adult education include gay and lesbian references and themes? No

Does adult education include bisexual and transgender references and themes? No

Does education include "out" LGBT leaders/speakers? Yes

Does youth education address LGBT references and themes? Yes

Are there GLBT-focused small groups? No

Are there GLBT-youth-focused small groups? No

Are "gay" and "lesbian" used in conversation? Sometimes

Are "bisexual" and "transgender" used in conversation? Never

Are "gay" and "lesbian" used in worship? Sometimes

Are "bisexual" and "transgender" used in worship? Sometimes

Demographics

Are there "out" gay and/or lesbian members? Yes

Are there "out" bisexual and/or transgender members? Yes

Are there "out" LGBT families and/or families with children? No

Are there "out" parents and/or family members of LGBT people? Yes

Are there current/former "out" LGBT pastors? No

Are there current/former "out" LGBT staff members? No

Are there current/former "out" LGBT people in leadership roles? Yes


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