A New RIC Community: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Everett, WA)

A New RIC Community: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Everett, WA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Our Savior's Lutheran Church (Everett, WA). Their welcome statement reads: "Our Savior’s is a Welcoming Community. We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one. We are committed to extending this welcome to EveryOne without regard to gender identity, sexual orientation, ra...
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A New RIC Community: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (Renton, WA)

A New RIC Community: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (Renton, WA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (Renton, WA). Their welcome statement reads: "St. Matthew’s is a passionate, imperfect community of Christ. We boldly affirm ALL people regardless of culture, age, ability, story, skin tone, sexual orientation, gender identity or political persuasion. We trust in the ridiculous love of God that shows no partiality. When our unique identities are used to divide or hurt us, we are comm...
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A New RIC Community: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Hadley, MA)

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A New RIC Community: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Hadley, MA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Our Savior's Lutheran Church (South Hadley, MA). Their welcome statement reads: "We at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church are committed to living out the Gospel through our guiding principles. We believe that the Gospel is God's gift to be shared unconditionally, regardless of age, ethnicity, race, national origin, family configuration or relationship status, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. All ar...
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A New RIC Community: Christ Lutheran Church (San Clemente, CA)

A New RIC Community: Christ Lutheran Church (San Clemente, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Christ Lutheran Church (San Clemente, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "Christ Lutheran Church is a grace-filled community of believers in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, committed to worshiping God, nurturing and caring for one another, and equipping our members for witness and service in the world. We are committed to justice and welcome to everyone who wants to follow Jesus, including but not limited to t...
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Slow Church: Lenton Reflections

Slow Church: Lenton Reflections
By Aubrey Thonvold In the wake of all the fear 2017 has already manufactured in the lives of millions of Americans, ReconcilingWorks would like to invite you this Lenten season to reflect on the concepts shared in the book “Slow Church: Cultivating COMMUNITY in the PATIENT Way of JESUS” by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison through the lens of LGBTQ welcome, inclusion, and celebration in your faith community.    “The primary work of Slow Church is not attracting people to our church bu...
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National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice (March 24-26, 2017)

National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice (March 24-26, 2017)
As part of your community's identity as Reconciling in Christ (RIC) specifically extending a welcome to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, ReconcilingWorks urges you to participate in the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice, March 24-26, 2017. The event was initially designed to be a time to pray for Gavin Grimm, the transgender student arguing for the right to use the restroom which matches his gender identity. All that changed on March 6, 2017, when the...
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A New RIC Community: St. John’s Lutheran Church (Northfield, MN)

A New RIC Community: St. John’s Lutheran Church (Northfield, MN)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. John's Lutheran Church (Northfield, MN). Their welcome statement reads: "St. John’s Lutheran Church is a community grounded in the promise of God’s grace, and called to extend Christ’s welcome to all people. Every day, Christ meets us all just as we are, extending love to people of every age, race or ethnicity, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, marital or r...
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A New RIC Community: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Pleasant Hills, PA)

A New RIC Community: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Pleasant Hills, PA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Pleasant Hills, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "Welcome to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Pleasant Hills! Throughout our community we are known as the church with the “Big Heart”, the church where all are welcome. Like the tapestry of a quilt we are woven together. We have different talents and interests. We laugh together and cry together. We celebrate together and mourn toge...
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A New RIC Community: The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Living Word (Roselyn, PA)

A New RIC Community: The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Living Word (Roselyn, PA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Living Word (Roselyn, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you…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, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health,...
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A New RIC Community: Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Prescott Valley, AZ)

A New RIC Community: Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Prescott Valley, AZ)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Prescott Valley, AZ). Their welcome statement reads: We are an inclusive faith community that seeks to live the Word and Way of Christ's unconditional love. This means that like Christ, we believe each person is a beloved child of God, regardless of shape, size, economic status, religious background, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, or anything else that could divide us. ...
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