A New RIC Community: All Saints Lutheran Church (Cottage Grove, MN)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: All Saints Lutheran Church (Cottage Grove, MN).

Their welcome statement reads:

“All Saints Lutheran Church is called to the ministry of reconciliation. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we invite all people to join us in a faith journey of mutual transformation through love, understanding and respect.
We affirm that all people are created in the image of God, and as such, are worthy of God’s extravagant love and grace. We embrace the gift of diversity in this community and world. We celebrate the diversification of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, culture, ethnicity, age, faith journey, marital and economic status, physical and mental ability and education.
We recognize that there are differences among us, but we believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We desire to not only talk the talk but earnestly walk the walk. We are committed to holding space for and welcoming into leadership members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, working to be a space committed to racial equity. We support the continued work of the RIC program and are committed to work for justice for immigrants and refugees, as we follow God’s call to Show Up, Do Good, and Be Kind.

Learn more about All Saints Lutheran Church at: http://www.allsaintscg.org/