Reconciling Ministries Network Member
First United Methodist Church is proud to be a supporting member of The Reconciling Ministries Network. For more information on RMN, Click. here.
Reconciling ministries are churches, Sunday school classes, youth groups, regional groups, campus ministries, colleges, and more that have made the Reconciling commitment to intersectional LGBTQ justice.
That means that, however God made you, you are beloved and celebrated in these ministries. This is the commitment that Reconciling ministries make:
“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.”
First United Methodist Church of Little Rock's Welcoming Statement:
You are a child of God created in the Divine Image. You are welcomed, affirmed, and included at First Church, not despite, but because of your age, ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This is how the Holy Spirit works: when you are welcomed, all are welcomed. When all are welcomed and embraced as the Body of Christ, the world is transformed into a place where all of God’s Children can THRIVE, finding the Trust, Health, Relationship, Imagination, Value, and Education they need.
We are all children of God. Thanks be to God!