We are pleased to announce our newest RIC community – St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, IA!
St. Stephen’s is a delightfully diverse congregation with a heart for local and global mission projects that include providing shelter for homeless families in Cedar Rapids and helping to build a village church in Eritrea.
Pastor Ritva Williams says, “Becoming a Reconciling in Christ congregation is a natural progression for St. Stephen’s which for many years has been committed to welcoming all people. Our public affirmation of welcome and commitment to the full participation of LGBT persons is the logical next step.”
Please join us in welcoming, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church to the RIC community! Post your congratulations here on facebook.
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