A New RIC Community: First Lutheran Church (Warren, PA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: First Lutheran Church (Warren, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "Welcome to First Lutheran Church! All are accepted and affirmed just as we are, with all our differences and gifts - unique children of God. No matter your race, ethnicity, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, social or economic status we have a place for you. As part of the whole complex, colorful spectr...
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A New RIC Community: Bethel Lutheran Church (Northfield, MN)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethel Lutheran Church (Northfield, MN). Their welcome statement reads: "We celebrate all people as children of God.  We unconditionally welcome diversity of age, race, citizenship, ethnicity, cultural identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, education, relationship status, family structure, and life challenges.  Your diversity and uniqueness are valued. Your questions and your doubts have a home here...
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A New RIC Community: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (Santa Cruz, CA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church (Santa Cruz, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "We welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that t...
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A New RIC Community: Bethel Lutheran Church (Madison, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethel Lutheran Church (Madison, WI). Their welcome statement reads: "We welcome you to Bethel. We see you as we see ourselves, vulnerable to the challenges of human relationships, and deeply beloved by God. We welcome you who have ever felt excluded by the church because of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental ability, family or economic status, or for a reason known only to you. We w...
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A New RIC Community: Resurrection Lutheran Church (Portland, OR)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Resurrection Lutheran Church (Portland, OR). Their welcome statement reads: "We believe God loves EVERYONE. As disciples of Jesus, we actively seek to live life in fellowship with the beautiful spectrum of diversity made manifest in the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-13). As Lutheran Christians, we respond in faith to the grace God first extends to us. This grace extends to all of God’s creation (John 3:16-17). We rec...
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A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Port Angeles, WA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Port Angeles, WA). Their welcome statement reads: "Welcome To Holy Trinity As people of faith we know that all of us are made in God’s image. We know that God loves every single human being. God loves you just as you are. God loves people of all races, all ethnicities, and all cultures. God loves people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. God loves people of ...
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A New RIC Community: Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Bellevue, WA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Bellevue, WA). Their welcome statement reads: "Holy Cross Lutheran Church is rooted in the cross of Jesus Christ—the purest example of God’s reconciling love, the tree of life bearing fruit for the healing of creation. Therefore, we joyfully accept Christ’s call to make this congregation a beacon of God’s reconciling love and to partner with God for the life and healing of our community....
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A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Newington, NH)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (Newington, NH). Their welcome statement reads: "At Holy Trinity we welcome and affirm everyone—because God welcomes and affirms everyone— Regardless of age, ability, race, skin color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other life circumstances. You are welcome. Your family, children, friends, spouses, and partners are welcome. You are welcome, whether you ar...
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A New RIC Community: Storyline Community (Milwaukie, OR)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Storyline Community (Milwaukie, OR). Their welcome statement reads: "Storyline Community is a collective of humans from all over our neighborhoods. We make space for neighbors to know and meet the deep needs of their neighborhood. We make space for our stories to be connected … all our stories. Our stories of Christian faith. Our stories of being wounded by the church. Our stories of no faith at all. Our storie...
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