welcoming our lgbtq+ friends

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)

RECONCILING MINISTRIES

Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) equips and mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves (source: https://rmnetwork.org/about/who-we-are/). See the network’s website (rmnetwork.org) for more information. 

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At CUMC, we’re known as a welcoming congregation.Formally stating our support of the LGBTQ+ community could be a new, vital step in expanding our ministry of hospitality. A hallmark of the Methodist Church is that we have members with many different viewpoints on many different issues.

To see the presentation we are sharing with our church family, click here.


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