A New RIC Community: First English Lutheran Church (Appleton, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: First English Lutheran Church (Appleton, WI).

Their welcome statement reads:

“First English Lutheran Church is a community of faith seeking to join God in courageously loving the world, treasuring all people as we are, welcoming all who are yearning for a safe place filled with God’s love, compassion and grace. Created in God’s image – more alike than different, together and individually – we are all children of God, all belonging within God’s embrace. Believing in God’s abundance and the breadth of God’s unconditional love, we joyfully challenge any sense of scarcity, inadequacy or human distinctions dividing us.
Whatever the shade of your skin or ethnicity, or place of birth; Whatever your employment status; Whether you are strapped financially or needn’t worry about money; Whether you have a significant other with whom you share your life, are divorced, widowed, single, whomever you love; Whatever your gender identity, sexual orientation, or gender expression; Whether you are straight or gay, lesbian or bisexual, transgender or still wondering who it is God has created you to be; Whether you are abled, differently-abled, be it in body or mind; Whatever age you feel yourself to be; Whether you faith is new and strong, shaky or non-existent; Whether your heart yearns for or celebrates hope:
You are loved, welcomed and wanted here.

Learn more about First English Lutheran Church at: www.felc.com