A New RIC Community: Apostles Lutheran Church (Gloucester, VA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Apostles Lutheran Church (Gloucester, VA). Their welcome statement reads: "We, the people of Apostles Lutheran Church, follow Paul’s message to the Galatians (3:28): “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” Believing that because we are all one in Christ, and created in God’s image, all are welcome as beloved chil...
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A New RIC Community: Hope Lutheran Church (Clinton, MD)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Hope Lutheran Church (Clinton, MD). Their welcome statement reads: "Hope Clinton believes the church needs to move beyond welcome and begin to practice radical affirmation. We lament the church’s long history of causing pain and rejection. We affirm the sacredness of LGBTQIA+, twospirited, and other oppressed peoples who have suffered from the actions of the church. We commit to centering their voices and their live...
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Let’s Celebrate our First RIC Partner in Alaska: Epiphany Lutheran – Episcopal Church (Valdez, AK)!

ReconcilingWorks is excited to share the good news and invite you to help us welcome our newest and FIRST Reconciling in Christ (RIC) partner in the state of Alaska: Epiphany Lutheran - Episcopal Church (Valdez, AK)! Their welcome statement reads: "We invite you to join us to grow in faith as we gather together to ask difficult questions and learn from each other’s journeys. We love, celebrate and affirm who you are, just as you are. We rejoice in diversity of thought, race, class, eth...
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A New RIC Community: The Lutheran Center (Lincoln, NE)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: The Lutheran Center (Lincoln, NE). Their welcome statement reads: "From the beginning, God created with great diversity. God loves people of every race, ethnicity, class, age, national origin, documentation status, socio-economic status, criminal record, mental or physical health status, size, ability status, sex, sexual orientation, relationship status or practice, gender identity, and gender expression. Striving ...
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A New RIC Community: St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Omaha, NE)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Omaha, NE). Their welcome statement reads: "We believe that everyone is a child of God and we welcome all for worship, to the table and for fellowship. The love of Jesus commands that we provide amazing hospitality to everyone regardless of color, age, marital status, citizenship, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. With Divine Friendship, we receive the gifts of all people ...
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A New RIC Community: Bethany Lutheran Church (Rice Lake, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Bethany Lutheran Church (Rice Lake, WI). Their welcome statement reads: "Bethany joyfully affirms that every person is a child of God. We recognize that we are all called to be one body with many members and that all are necessary for the health and well-being of the church body. We welcome you, no matter... No matter your race, ethnicity, or heritage; No matter your relationship status: married, divorced, widowed,...
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A New RIC Community: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Waukegan, IL)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Waukegan, IL). Their welcome statement reads: "Welcome As we journey with Christ, each other, and the neighbors God gives us, we welcome and embrace all people in God’s rich diversity of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, social and economic circumstances, and abilities. We invite you, and the family that surrounds you, into this faith community as we learn...
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A New RIC Community: Grace Lutheran Church (Wenatchee, WA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Grace Lutheran Church (Wenatchee, WA). Their welcome statement reads: "The stained-glass windows in our church display a beautiful collection of glass pieces, each one unique and important. The same is true for all of God’s children. As people of Grace Lutheran Church, our diversity makes us stronger and more resilient. We strive to welcome all. We want to be a church where all are safe, all are welcome. Believers, ...
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A New RIC Community: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Aurora, IL)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Mark's Lutheran Church (Aurora, IL). Their welcome statement reads: "We believe that we are called to compassion and justice. We seek to faithfully practice the pursuit of peace, social justice, and environmental stewardship in our world. We proclaim God’s wide welcome to all, especially those who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in church and in society, and are committed to supporting racial ...
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A New RIC Community: First English Lutheran Church (Appleton, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: First English Lutheran Church (Appleton, WI). Their welcome statement reads: "First English Lutheran Church is a community of faith seeking to join God in courageously loving the world, treasuring all people as we are, welcoming all who are yearning for a safe place filled with God’s love, compassion and grace. Created in God’s image – more alike than different, together and individually – we are all children of God...
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