Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Huntington Station, NY).
Their welcome statement reads:
“We believe that just as Jesus overstepped the boundaries of gender, race and social status, the people of God also are called to tear down barriers and to love others as God has loved us.
As Lutherans, we believe that it is only by God’s amazing grace that we are saved. We affirm with the Apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female.” (Galatians 3:28) God loves us as we are. We’re not perfect, but we strive to respond to God’s love by being agents of reconciliation and justice in the world.
Any person is welcomed to our church and at our communion table…
whether you are male or female or transgender,
whether you are able bodied, or differently-abled,
whether you are poor or rich (or somewhere in between)
whether you are gay, straight, lesbian, or bisexual
whether you are single, married, or divorced,
whether you are old or young
whether you like to dress up or dress down,
whether you identify as Latino, white, Asian, black, Native American, African-American, or any rich combination of any of these…
Lutherans are not the only ones who believe these things. Because we recognize that, we celebrate the oneness in Christ we share with other Christian churches.
If you don’t have a church home, and think you would like to be a part of this community of faith, come and join us, come and see.”
Learn more about Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at: www.gloriadeihuntington.org.