At Clinton UMC, we are known as warm and welcoming community. We are exploring taking a new step by adopting a formal statement of welcome to our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters.
Through a series of congregational conversations, Clinton UMC's Rainbow Team will determine whether our church family supports joining the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). Doing so would involve formally adopting the following statement:
We celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in community equally shared and shepherded by all. We welcome and affirm people of every gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, who are also of every age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, level of education, and family structure, and of every economic, immigration, marital, and social status, and so much more. We acknowledge that we live in a world of profound social, economic, and political inequities. As followers of Jesus, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of justice and pledge to stand in solidarity with all who are marginalized and oppressed.
Discussions will be held in many existing small groups as well as on the following dates (Please check your midweek news or contact the church office for additional dates and to RSVP):
Thursday, March 10, 7pm (Zoom)
Sunday, March 20, after worship (in person)