A new RIC community, Christ the Lord Lutheran Church (Elgin, IL)

ReconcilingWorks is proud to announce our newest Reconciling in Christ community, Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Elgin, IL.

Their welcome statement reads: “As we seek to live out our faith in Christ, we want to treasure one another’s similarities … and our God-given differences. Welcome to long-time or no-time church goers, people from every tradition, and people new to faith. Welcome to people of every age. Welcome to people of every color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender identity, every socio-economic status, marital status, ability, and challenge. Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers. We pledge to ourselves and to all others that we will strive to live as a reconciling people, in our life together and in our outreach to the world. In this place, you are welcome to celebrate and rejoice, to sorrow and recover. This is a place where lives are made new through Christ.”

Join Christ the Lord for worship at 9:30 a.m. and visit them online at http://ctlelgin.org/.

Will you consider helping us support more congregations along their welcoming journey? Your support helps us continue to provide networks, educational resources and training to LGBT Lutherans, allies and almost 600 congregations and ministry settings (and rapidly counting) that publicly declare their welcome and affirmation of LGBT people. We can’t do it without you. Please donate or become a ReconcilingWorks member today!