A New RIC Community: Lakeview Lutheran Church (Madison, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lakeview Lutheran Church (Madison, WI).

Their welcome statement reads:

“Lakeview Lutheran Church is a joyous, warm and caring community of God’s servants ministering through
worship, learning and sharing. We are people of God in Christ and empowered by the Spirit to bear witness to
God’s creative, redeeming and sanctifying activity in the world. We are a member congregation of the ELCA
and the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin.
For 150 years Lakeview Lutheran Church has been committed to a faithful proclamation of the gospel through
word and sacrament and through a passionate network of social and outreach ministries in Madison and beyond.
“All are welcome in this place.” We are dedicated to these words in what we do and who we are. Because
God’s love is all inclusive, we strive to welcome everyone as people created and loved by God. Lakeview
Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation. We welcome people of all sexual
orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions to participate fully in the life and work of our
congregation, and we are committed to work toward racial equity in our society and community.
We welcome everyone of any age, race, ethnic background, political standing, economic status, physical or
mental ability or disability, or marital status. We welcome all, Christian or non-Christian. “All Are Welcome”
is not just a hymn we love; it is truly what we believe. We believe that faith without action is missing the point.
We strive to act with love and kindness towards all who come through our doors, whether to worship,
participate in meals, the food pantry, looking for assistance, attend a function at the church, or to work with us
to better our community. We aren’t perfect and don’t claim to be, and we don’t require everyone to always
agree. We laugh loudly and often, usually at ourselves. We may falter, but we stand up, dust ourselves off and
try again.
All are equal in this place. We live in a world where not everyone is treated equitably, but here at Lakeview,
we believe in the equality of all people. We are all siblings in Jesus Christ, regardless of the color of our skin,
our ethnic background, how we identify, what generation we come from, what our income is, our health,
whether we are Christian or not, believer, doubter or seeker. We are committed to doing the work to learn and
grow in our support of racial equity.
Join us. You will be welcomed … not judged.

Learn more about Lakeview Lutheran Church at: lakeviewlutheranchurch.org