Reconciling Ministries Network at St. Stephen UMC
“We invite everyone to join us on our journey as we practice loving acceptance of each person and respectful discussion of our differences. Every child of God is welcome and we do not discriminate against any group. We invite people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
We believe in God’s unconditional love and grace. We affirm the dignity and worth of every person as created in the image of God. We celebrate all loving and committed relationships. We also believe that discrimination is incompatible with Christ’s Gospel.
Matthew 22:37 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
It is our hope that we can be living and loving examples for change for our larger denomination as we strive to touch heaven and change earth with head, heart, and hands.”