A New RIC Community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (DeKalb, IL)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (DeKalb, IL).

Their welcome statement reads:

“Bethlehem Lutheran Church is proud to be a Reconciled in Christ Congregation, welcoming people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At Bethlehem Lutheran Church, we believe that all people are created in the image of God and are wonderfully made. We welcome everyone into our community, finding joy in our diversity. We acknowledge that we are part of the church that has often excluded and harmed people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other marginalized groups. We confess our sin in creating this evil and commit to a future of healing and rebuilding. We offer an open table of communion and invite all people to gather, heal, grow, and find their purpose in the life, leadership, and mission of Bethlehem Lutheran Church as we live our lives in the fullness and promise of God’s love.”

Learn more about Bethlehem Lutheran Church at: http://bethlehemdekalb.org/