On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the local church house door, calling for spiritual renewal and ecclesiastical reform. Luther’s words touched off a worldwide movement that turned the Church inside out, revealing the central core of the Gospel message of God’s unconditional love and acceptance of all in Jesus Christ.
For 40 years ReconcilingWorks has and continues to work for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the life of the church and society. The work of many heroes and saints—that is, of members, volunteers, donors and supporters just like you—have helped create safe places for LGBT people and families to worship and thrive.
But our work is not done. ReconcilingWorks knows both church and world remain in great need of reformation and renewal. We know it is critical for welcome to be a lived experience for all, not just a statement attached to the church door.
As we mark 40 years of reform and renewal, will you celebrate ReconcilingWorks by supporting the work we still have ahead of all of us? Make a financial gift of $40 in commemoration of our 40th anniversary or of an amount meaningful to you.
Please help us keep turning the world inside out, honoring the wisdom and courage of Martin Luther and all the saints who have come before us. DONATE NOW.
Reconciling in Christ Congregations…
Don’t forget, annually the last Sunday in January is designated by the ecumenical welcoming community as Welcoming Sunday (January 25, 2015). On this day, worshippers are encouraged to join other welcoming congregations from various denominations in celebrating the witness to God’s love for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Hymns, liturgy, prayers, and sermon notes are coming soon at www.ReconcilingWorks.org/RICSunday.