RIC Listing Details

Bethany Lutheran Church

401 Martin St
Philadelphia, PA 19128-3421

Telephone: 215-483-6968
Email address: bethany401martin@verizon.net
Website: http://www.bethany-lutheran-church-philadelphia.com/

Includes bisexual and or transgender persons in welcome statement. Traditonal Worship. Church building has gender neutral bathroom(s). Congregation includes Out LGBT families.

Affirmation of Welcome/Welcome Statement

Date of Affirmation: September 02, 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

Does the building have a gender-neutral bathroom? Yes

Worship/Education

Worship style(s): Traditional

Does or would the congregation have same-gender blessing services? No

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? No

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? Never

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? No

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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