More than three thousand United Methodist clergy, laity, and congregations across the world have signed statements committing themselves to fulfill their vow to ministry by marrying or blessing couples regardless of their gender.
Sparta UMC “At Sparta United Methodist Church, members of the congregation in their worship, in activities within the church, and in their mission outreach want to provide a safe space for all people. Therefore we extend welcome to All … Who hope for a... read more
Nephesh Class of St. John’s UMC “Following Christ’s command to love one another, the Nephesh Class of St. John’s United Methodist Church recognizes that all people are of sacred worth and affirms that we are a Reconciling Community. In... read more
Emory UMC “We the people of the Emory United Methodist Church affirm that our church is inclusive and open to all people. We are a Reconciling Congregation, affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network, which means that we welcome all persons into full... read more
I will not tell you who you are any more. You may tell me, and I will believe you. I will not think I know. I will not think I’ve been told, or given a glimpse of the future. I will expect nothing, carry nothing. Whatever I receive in my encounter with you, it will be... read more
Cain said to his brother Abel, ‘Let us go out to the field.’ And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is your brother Abel?’ He said, ‘I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the... read more
On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I am acutely aware of how many times this year I opened my Facebook only to be struck again by grief at the news of another death of someone who is trans. So many lives were taken this year – some quickly by physical hands of... read more