A New RIC Community: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (San Mateo, CA)

A New RIC Community: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (San Mateo, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (San Mateo, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "We welcome all people as children of God and invite you to participate fully in the life and ministry at St. Andrew's regardless of age, race, education, ethnic origin, marital or family status, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic reality or diversity of ability. We resolve to be a church with open heart...
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A New RIC Community: Hope Lutheran Church (El Sobrante, CA)

A New RIC Community: Hope Lutheran Church (El Sobrante, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Hope Lutheran Church (El Sobrante, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "Be it hereby RESOLVED that Hope Lutheran Church of West Contra Costa County declares itself a Reconciling in Christ congregation, a congregation that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions, fully into the life and ministry of the congregation." Learn more about Hope Lutheran Church at: https://...
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A New RIC Community: First Lutheran Church and School (Torrance, CA)

A New RIC Community: First Lutheran Church and School (Torrance, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: First Lutheran Church and School (Torrance, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "We celebrate diversity at FLCS. There are more than 75 ethnic and tribal identities represented in our congregation and schools. We welcome all people, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity or background. All are welcome!" Learn more about First Lutheran Church and School at: www.flchurch.org
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A New RIC Community: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Garland, TX)

A New RIC Community: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Garland, TX)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Garland, TX). Their welcome statement reads: "ALL ARE WELCOME AT GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH! As Lutherans, we believe that God's grace is given to all, regardless of color, age, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, mental or physical health status, culture, or faith tradition. We strive to live up to the example of unconditional love and acceptance that ...
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A New RIC Community: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Savannah, GA)

A New RIC Community: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Savannah, GA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Savannah, GA). Their welcome statement reads: "We are Christ's Church There is a place for you here. We are a church that shares a living confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person - questions, complexities and all. Everyone is invited and welcomed regardless of race, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and culture. We w...
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A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Thousand Oaks, CA)

A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Thousand Oaks, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "Holy Trinity joyfully extends Christ’s love to all. We welcome everyone regardless of race, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental health, faith, doubt, family composition, political affiliation, socio-economic status, or any other category that divides us. Christ taught us that loving is a ne...
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A New RIC Community: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Holladay, UT)

A New RIC Community: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Holladay, UT)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (Holladay, UT). Their welcome statement reads: "We embrace the teaching of Jesus to love one another as we are first loved by God: wholly and abundantly. We want all people to know that they are worthy of God’s unconditional love and grace. Whoever you are-we want you here. Whatever your gender identity-we want you here. Wherever you’re from-we want you here. Whatever your st...
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A New RIC Community: Wartburg College Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry (Waverly, IA)

A New RIC Community: Wartburg College Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry (Waverly, IA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Wartburg College Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry (Waverly, IA). Their welcome statement reads: "Wartburg College Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry commits to being a Reconciling in Christ Community. We welcome all who are seeking a place of safety filled with God’s love and grace. Believing that all are one in Christ Jesus, we welcome all people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender...
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“My Story, Your Story, Our Story: Lenten Devotionals of LGBTQIA+ Lutherans” (Reed Fowler)

“My Story, Your Story, Our Story: Lenten Devotionals of LGBTQIA+ Lutherans” (Reed Fowler)
Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, IL Scripture   My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make melody. Psalm 57:7, NRSV Devotional I have a practice of reading the Psalms nightly. It started with the goal of integrating and building a daily spiritual practice, and it’s given me the added benefit of familiarizing myself with these songs, these poems, these prayers. This line from Psalm 57 is both prayer and promise. My heart is not always steadfast. Wh...
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A New RIC Community: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (Mount Kisco, NY)

A New RIC Community: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (Mount Kisco, NY)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (Mount Kisco, NY). Their welcome statement reads: "Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (LCR) is not only a place, but also a congregation that embraces the message of God's love for each and every person. LCR is steadfast in its belief that all are welcome to Christ's house and table, and that it is in diversity that the strength and power of Christ's love is realized. Resp...
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