Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Ascension Lutheran Church (Brookings, SD).
Their welcome statement reads:
“Ascension Lutheran Church, as a House of Hospitality, is committed to being a radically loving and welcoming community of faith, centered in the Good News of Jesus Christ and our Lutheran heritage. You are welcome here!
You are welcome if you are Asian, Latino, Black, Native American, Caucasian, biracial, or any race or ethnicity.
You are welcome if you are male, female, transgender, or any gender identity.
You are welcome if you are a member of a political party, an independent voter, or not registered to vote.
You are welcome if you are straight, gay, lesbian, or any sexuality.
You are welcome if you are single, married, partnered or divorced.
You are welcome if you have never set foot in a church, if you are spiritual but not religious, if you are from a different Christian denomination, if you are from a different faith tradition, or if you are a life long Lutheran.
You are welcome if you are fully-abled, disabled, or a person of differing abilities.
You are welcome if you have, or had addictions, mental health issues, abortions or a criminal record.
You are welcome here!
Therefore, in faithfulness to the Gospel and our Lutheran heritage, and to the best of our ability, we promise to provide programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who seek God in this place.”
Learn more about Ascension Lutheran Church at: www.ascensionbrookings.org