RIC Listing Details

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit

3461 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Emmaus, PA 18049-1523

Telephone: 610-967-2220
Email address: Unknown
Website: http://www.holyspirit-emmaus.org

Includes bisexual and or transgender persons in welcome statement. Contemporary Worship. Mixed Worship. Church building has gender neutral bathroom(s). Congregation has or has had an "out" LGBT pastor. Congregation includes Out LGBT families.

Affirmation of Welcome/Welcome Statement

Date of Affirmation: October 20, 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? Yes

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): Contemporary Variety/Mix

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? 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? Sometimes

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

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? Yes

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

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


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