A new RIC community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Hallandale Beach, FL)

ReconcilingWorks is proud to announce our newest Reconciling in Christ community, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Their welcome statement reads: “Bethlehem Lutheran Church values the diversity among its members, friends and guests. We are intentional and enthusiastic about welcoming all people through the doors and into the celebration of God’s love. We know that we are strengthened by the love, talent and participation of everyone. As baptized believers created in the image of God – including, but not limited to, people of every race, nationality, age, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, economic or social status, sexual orientation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church is proud to welcome everyone to join in becoming devoted disciples and to extend God’s love to all so they may be empowered to serve and experience a Spirit-filled life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We recognize that people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) have often been rejected by their faith communities. The City of Hallandale Beach sets a wonderful example for a peaceful, respectful acceptance of every life and every lifestyle and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, as the oldest Church in Hallandale Beach, follows that example and is officially recognized as a Reconciling Works Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.”

Join them in worship on Sundays at 9:15am, or visit them online at http://www.blchallandale.org/