A New RIC Community: Hope Lutheran Church (Clinton, MD)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Hope Lutheran Church (Clinton, MD).

Their welcome statement reads:

“Hope Clinton believes the church needs to move beyond welcome and begin to practice radical affirmation. We lament the church’s long history of causing pain and rejection. We affirm the sacredness of LGBTQIA+, twospirited, and other oppressed peoples who have suffered from the actions of the church. We commit to centering their voices and their lived experiences whenever possible and welcome their leadership. Our commitment means we are an anti-racist space. We are a faith community full of people who will make mistakes, but we gather to try to follow Jesus, as he originally intended. While there may be differences among us, we believe we can all move together in Jesus-like love. You’re welcome here regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective. Together we will come to know the Kin(g)dom of God!

Learn more about Hope Lutheran Church at: hopeclinton.org