A New RIC Community: First Lutheran Church (Galesburg, IL)

A New RIC Community: First Lutheran Church (Galesburg, IL)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: First Lutheran Church (Galesburg, IL). Their welcome statement reads: "As a community of the children of God, First Lutheran Church is called to serve and share the Good News of God’s Grace for all people. Throughout Scripture, Jesus exemplified this Grace by being radically, infinitely welcoming to cultural and religious outsiders, offering them dignity, compassion, and inclusion. Modeling the example of Jes...
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A New RIC Community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Oviedo, FL)

A New RIC Community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Oviedo, FL)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Epiphany Lutheran Church (Oviedo, FL). Their welcome statement reads: “At Epiphany Lutheran Church we believe that God loves and forgives us completely. This gift of grace inspires us to share God’s love with others. We strive to follow the example of Christ, as we grow in love, and welcome into full participation persons of every race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic situation, phys...
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A New RIC Community: Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania

A New RIC Community: Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania. Their welcome statement reads: "The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania holds to the belief that God is the maker of all good things. We acknowledge that we, God’s people, are made in many different ways, but all are beautifully made and loved by God. This ministry extends its hands to invite, love, and affirm those of all different identi...
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A New RIC Community: St. James Lutheran Church (Folsom, NJ)

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A New RIC Community: St. James Lutheran Church (Folsom, NJ)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. James Lutheran Church (Folsom, NJ). Their welcome statement reads: "For God so Loved the World.... (John 3:16) We at St. James live and work in the midst of God’s love. We extend that love to all who come into our midst, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, skin color, culture, differing abilities, political affiliations, etc. Our ministry is to bring the good news of Christ’s love to a...
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A New RIC Community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Encinitas, CA)

A New RIC Community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Encinitas, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Encinitas, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "We are a diverse world. We are hurting, broken and heavy hearted. We are loving, celebrating, and above all -- we are welcoming. Regardless of the color of your skin or the color of your hair, regardless of your gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship status, or political affiliation -- you are welcome here. If you are a beli...
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A New RIC Community: Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Austin, TX)

A New RIC Community: Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Austin, TX)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Austin, TX). Their welcome statement reads: "Lord of Life is a Lutheran Church, part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). We commit to being a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. As followers of Christ, who calls us to reconciliation and wholeness, we, the members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, welcome all who are seeking God. Further, we welcome into membershi...
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South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Extends Specific LGBTQ Welcome; Designated as RIC

South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Extends Specific LGBTQ Welcome; Designated as RIC
At its annual assembly, The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) voted on April 29, 2017, to extend a specific welcome to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions and be designated as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community. “Of course, it should go without saying that all are welcome in the church as they are, but in today's culture where hate speech is rampant and acts of discrimination and violence continue agains...
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A New RIC Community: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (Birmingham, AL)

A New RIC Community: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (Birmingham, AL)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (Birmingham, AL). Their welcome statement reads: "As an inclusive congregation, we welcome all into God’s love and grace without regard to: Ability, Age, Beliefs, Culture, Ethnicity, Gender Identity, Income, Language, Life Circumstances, Marital Status, or Sexual Orientation. As God’s grace welcomes all, we are united in Christ." Learn more about Shepherd of the Hills Lut...
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A New RIC Community: Coastside Lutheran Church (Half Moon Bay, CA)

A New RIC Community: Coastside Lutheran Church (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Coastside Lutheran Church (Half Moon Bay, CA). Their welcome statement reads: "We seek to provide a loving community to everyone regardless of sex,race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical or mental ability, age, or station in life." Learn more about Coastside Lutheran Church at: http://www.coastsidelutheran.org/
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A New RIC Community: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church (Fort Collins, CO)

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A New RIC Community: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church (Fort Collins, CO)
Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church (Fort Collins, CO) Their welcome statement reads: “When we break bread together at Spirit of Joy, we like to say, “This is God’s table, not ours.” We believe this invitation and theology extend to everything we do inside and outside our church building. All are welcome! We welcome the LGBTQ+ community as well as those of any nation, age, ability, ethnicity, belief, economic class, ge...
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