Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Lynnwood, WA).
Their welcome statement reads:
“Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is called to the ministry of reconciliation. We embrace as a gift the diversity of our neighborhood and the world. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, political views, and education.
We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ.
We recognize that there are differences among us but believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.”
Learn more about Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at: http://www.gloria-dei-lutheran.org/.