A New RIC Community: Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church (Shepherdstown, WV)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Saint Peter's Lutheran Church (Shepherstown, WV). Their welcome statement reads: "We, the people of St Peter’s Lutheran Church, strive to be a fully inclusive community. We recognize and repent of the ways the church has caused harm to many people. We believe strongly that all people have valuable stories, gifts to share, and infinite worth. As much as we are different, we also have much in common; we are ...
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A New RIC Community: Bethel Lutheran Church (Auburn, Massachusetts)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethel Lutheran Church (Auburn, MA). Their welcome statement reads: "Following the Way of our sovereign Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, ALL ARE WELCOME at Bethel as we heartily affirm that each individual is a much-loved child of God, recognizing everyone as called to become as one body (in community), yet with many members in support of the whole, in witness to creation of the sacrifice and atonement of t...
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A New RIC Community: Westwood Lutheran Church (St. Louis Park, MN)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Westwood Lutheran Church (St. Louis Park, MN). Their welcome statement reads: "God loves, embraces and takes joy in us—right now, as we are.  It’s with this amazing welcome that we welcome you to Westwood.  Here we are safe to be ourselves across every spectrum imaginable—from sexuality and age and race, to gender and culture and even stage of our faith journey. Whether we’ve been here minutes or decades, ...
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A New RIC Community: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (Penryn, PA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (Penryn, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "As a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Penryn, welcomes ALL God’s people, embracing differences of age, race, ethnicity, physical or mental abilities, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic status. We recognize that we are all children of God, whose differences are Reconci...
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A New RIC Community: Grace Lutheran Church (Colorado Springs, CO)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Grace Lutheran Church (Colorado Springs, CO). Their welcome statement reads: "We have a building, but church isn’t a building. It’s the people. Here your doubts and questions are welcomed and invited. Bring your joys and hurts, your frustrations and celebrations. Grace is a community called together in God’s love, no matter your: Age Background Sexual orientation Ethnicity or culture Gender Identity or...
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A New RIC Community: Agape House (San Diego, CA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Agape House (San Diego, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "Rooted in our core values, Agape commits to being a community who supports and welcomes those interested in uplifting each other. We believe that our diversity makes us a stronger and healthier community and therefore celebrate and welcome people of all of sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, or relationship status, and includ...
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A New RIC Community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Brodhead, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Brodhead, WI). Their welcome statement reads: "Bethlehem Lutheran Church welcomes everyone because Jesus welcomes everyone, and loves them unconditionally. Liberated by the good news that nourishes us through scripture and at the communion table, we are free to extend God’s radical welcome to all people. You are welcome here, whatever your age, ability, social and economic class, ra...
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A New RIC Community: Tree of Life Lutheran Church (Harrisburg, PA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Tree of Life Lutheran Church (Harrisburg, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "We proclaim that all people are created in the image of God and affirm that each person, inclusive of age, economic status, faith history, ethnicity, gender, mental or physical ability, marital/relationship status, sexual orientation, or gender identification, is a beloved child of God and, through Christ, worthy of God’s love and ...
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A New RIC Community: Union Lutheran Church (York, PA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Union Lutheran Church (York, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "There is a place for you here! We at Union Lutheran Church believe that we are called to share the good news of Jesus with our neighbors, as we grow together in Christ. We welcome everyone seeking God’s love and grace to participate fully no matter what you look like, where you’re from, whom you love, how much money you have, or whatever other...
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A New RIC Community: Advent Lutheran Church (Morgan Hill, CA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Advent Lutheran Church (Morgan Hill, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” (John 13:34 (NRSV)) This is a safe place to be who you are. No matter where we are from or how we got here, God’s love accepts us and invites each of us to bring all of ourselves: our thoughts, beliefs, q...
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