ReconcilingWorks wants to celebrate with your faith community and is excited to offer these resources. Many RIC communities celebrate RIC Sunday on the last Sunday in January. This year, that lands on January 31, 2021. ReconcilingWorks encourages you to celebrate on a date that is meaningful for your community.
2021 RIC Sunday Resources
Click the "Resources" button below to request access to the 2021 RIC Sunday resource package. You will be directed to a Google Form to submit your faith community's information.
ReconcilingWorks is excited to announce that the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday Worship 2021, Coming Together Building Community resource is brought to you on behalf of ReconcilingWorks staff.
This year, Coming Together Building Community is the theme for RIC Sunday 2021. At ReconcilingWorks, our core identity is to build the Body of Christ so that we can come together and build a welcoming community for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, in all the human experiences that they hold. We focus this RIC Sunday asking the question, "How do we, the church, come together and build community, to express the fullness of God's diversity?" It is a service to turn us away from the sins of homophobia, transphobia, and racism, and to live for Christ and serve our neighbor.
Video Children's Message and General Message will be emailed to those who have downloaded the worship material by January 15, 2021 .
Recommended Reading and Continuing the Conversation
To continue the conversation of Reconciling in Christ Sunday, ReconcilingWorks encourages RIC Communities to learn and grow in welcome, inclusion, and celebration of LGBTQIA+ folks by lifting up the diversity in the lives of LGBTQIA+ people, that your community can read together or through individual study:
Lutheran Guide to Advocate for LGBTQIA+ People in Church and Society
This resource is a starting point for you and your Lutheran faith community as it seeks to advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LBGTQ) people in church and society.
Building an Inclusive Church
Drawing upon over thirty years of experience within a variety of Christian denominations, the Building an Inclusive Church toolkit is a step-by-step guide to help facilitate a welcoming journey in your faith community and extend a specific welcome to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Dear Church: A Love Letter From a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US
Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of Duncan's denomination and the broader mainline Christian community of faith. Dear Church rejects the narrative of church decline and calls everyone--leaders and laity alike--to the front lines of the church's renewal through racial equality and justice.