RIC Listing Details

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

PO Box 33096
Portland, OR 97292-3096

Telephone: 503-853-3709
Email address: katyrustvold@mac.com
Website: http://www.bethlehemportland.org/

Includes bisexual and or transgender persons in welcome statement. Mixed Worship. Allows same-gender blessings. Congregation includes Out LGBT families.

Affirmation of Welcome/Welcome Statement

Date of Affirmation: January 29, 2006

Affirmation approved/passed by: Cong.

Does affirmation include bisexual and transgender people? Yes

Publicity/Signage/Hospitality

Where is the RIC certificate posted? Narthex

Do outside signs have visible indicator of GLBT welcome? Yes

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

Does the building have a gender-neutral bathroom? No

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? Yes

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? Sometimes

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

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

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? Yes

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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