MHUMC is a Reconciling Church
“Reconciling Ministries Network” is a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.”
There is an international movement to do this work in various denominations of Christianity, and probably other faiths. This is very important work because the policy of the United Methodist Church excludes. But United Methodism is about diversity and the votes nationally are now getting very close. It is churches who are willing to stand up and speak that help. And churches who actively include teach others who are often very afraid.
Our church has been active in this movement for more than a decade, both inside our walls to become more welcoming, and outside our walls politically. Gay and lesbian individuals have participated at every level of the church and have held leadership positions from teaching to lay leader and lay speaker.
We are always learning, and in issues of prejudice, always finding new ways we could be more sensitive.
You don’t have to have it all figured out, and you don’t have to agree with the majority’s stance. We invite you into the dialogue.
If you are looking for more information on the movement, check out the Reconciling Ministries Network.