What is the Welcoming Task Force?
The Welcoming Task Force is a group of MUMC members and friends who are leading the process of exploring the possibility of becoming a welcoming and affirming church. In the simplest terms this means we would publicly show that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning persons (LGBTQ) are welcome in our church and can feel safe in our company.
There are many diverse people we need to welcome and include in our fellowship. Why are we talking specifically about LGBTQ people?
The reason we are being more intentional in our welcome of LGBTQ people is because they are the only group that the Book of Discipline (the rule book of the United Methodist global denomination) singles out directly for special discrimination. As a result many in the LGBTQ community are rightly afraid that they will face rejection if they walk through our doors.
We asked you to share with us what being welcoming means to you personally. We’ve received some wonderful responses so far.
You can send yours in also by US Mail to the church office, dropping it off in the pink bag in the narthex of the church, or emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(We will only share your submissions here and elsewhere if we have your permission.)
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It’s Time to end the hurt that’s engulfed so many of our families.
It’s Time to welcome and celebrate everyone who comes to The UMC.
Get involved by sending a letter to your delegation, sharing your story, and hosting or viewing a screening of An Act of Love – the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer.
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The Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.