RIC Listing Details

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

1601 North St SE
Olympia, WA 98501-3666

Telephone: 360 357 3554
Email address: church@gsolympia.org
Website: http://www.GoodShepherdOlympia.com

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

Affirmation of Welcome/Welcome Statement

Date of Affirmation: November 01, 2009

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

Does the building have a gender-neutral bathroom? No

Worship/Education

Worship style(s): Traditional Contemporary

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? Often

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

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? 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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