RIC Listing Details

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

410 E Sheridan Ave
Centerville, IA 52544-2627

Telephone: 641-856-3937
Email address: felc@mchsi.com
Website: http://www.lutheransonline.com/servlet/lo_ProcServ/dbpage=page&mode=display&gid=20081205058723816701111555

Includes bisexual and or transgender persons in welcome statement. Traditonal Worship. Allows same-gender blessings.

Affirmation of Welcome/Welcome Statement

Date of Affirmation: January 21, 2007

Affirmation approved/passed by: Council

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? No

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

Does the building have a gender-neutral bathroom? No

Worship/Education

Worship style(s): Traditional

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? Yes

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

Does youth education address LGBT references and themes? No

Are there GLBT-focused small groups? No

Are there GLBT-youth-focused small groups? No

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

Are "bisexual" and "transgender" used in conversation? Often

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

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

Demographics

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

Are there "out" bisexual and/or transgender members? No

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? No


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