A New RIC Community: Trinity Lutheran Church (Santa Barbara, CA)

A New RIC Community: Trinity Lutheran Church (Santa Barbara, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Trinity Lutheran Church (Santa Barbara, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "Welcome! Here at Trinity Lutheran Church, God creates faith and transforms lives. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, we welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, age, or social-economic status. Together, as imperfect human beings, we strive to love and accept one another as God ...
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2019 ChurchWide Engagement

2019 ChurchWide Engagement
Dear Friends, In a little over two weeks a thousand plus ELCA members from around the country will gather for the ELCA 2019 ChurchWide Assembly. Voting delegates will be making decisions on the future of our church like the elections of a new Secretary of the ELCA and Presiding Bishop. Those gathered will also have much to celebrate, like the 50th Anniversary of women’s ordination and commemorating ten years of policy change for LGBTQIA+ Rostered Ministers. ReconcilingWorks will be present thr...
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A New RIC Community: Christ Lutheran Church (Athens, OH)

A New RIC Community: Christ Lutheran Church (Athens, OH)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Christ Lutheran Church (Athens, OH). Their welcome statement reads: "We commit to being a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Congregation We, the members of Christ Lutheran Church, seek to be grounded in the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe all people have been created in the image of God and affirm that everyone is of infinite worth and has a valuable story. Called by Christ to share God’s Good News of...
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A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Wildwood, NJ)

A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Wildwood, NJ)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Wildwood, NJ). Their welcome statement reads: "We, the congregation of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Wildwood, New Jersey, believe that all people are valued, and worthy of God's grace and love. All are sinner/saints blessed in the knowledge that Christ has died for all of our sins at the cross, and all who come to God through faith will be shown grace. We affirm that all people re...
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A New RIC Community: Prince of Life Lutheran Church (Oregon City, OR)

A New RIC Community: Prince of Life Lutheran Church (Oregon City, OR)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Prince of Life Lutheran Church (Oregon City, OR). Their welcome statement reads: "The love and mercy of God move us to welcome all people, including those who have ever felt excluded because of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental challenges, addictions, imprisonment, economic status, family status, or anything that might divide us. Whatever your country of origin ...
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A New RIC Community: St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church (Carlisle, PA)

A New RIC Community: St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church (Carlisle, PA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church (Carlisle, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "We are St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church. We are loved by God. We are family of God. We are caring for the world so that all will know Christ's peace. We come from a diversity of traditions. We embrace all races, all abilities, all socioeconomic statuses, all sexual orientations and gender identities as expressions of ...
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A New RIC Community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Alexandria, VA)

A New RIC Community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Alexandria, VA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Alexandria, VA). Their welcome statement reads: "At Epiphany you will meet people of many ages, ethnicities, languages, gender identities and expressions, occupations, family backgrounds, sexual orientations, life experiences, and physical abilities. ... For the LGBTQIA+ community in particular, we recognize that church has often been experienced as a place of judgment and rejection. At ...
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A New RIC Community: St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (Saint Louis, MO)

A New RIC Community: St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (Saint Louis, MO)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (Saint Louis, MO). Their welcome statement reads: "“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Romans 15:7) As our Lord has committed his love for all of his creation so we too are directed to love all of Gods’ creation with no limits or boundaries. We therefore welcome to worship and membership all, whatever your age, sex, race, ethni...
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A New RIC Community: Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, MI)

A New RIC Community: Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, MI)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, MI). Their welcome statement reads: "We are intentional about living out our purpose at Zion Lutheran Church: ● To Know Christ is to understand his message of love and forgiveness ● To Grow in Christ is to trust in his divine forgiveness and to recognize that all people are God’s children and are worthy of love and belonging ● To Make Christ Known is to be open and affirmi...
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A New RIC Community: Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (New Paltz, NY)

A New RIC Community: Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (New Paltz, NY)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (New Paltz, NY). Their welcome statement reads: "WELCOME is at the heart of our mission at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Paltz. Celebrating the rich diversity of God's creation, we embrace our fellow human beings of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, ability levels, faith journeys, and from all walks of life. Together, we joyfully ...
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