First Presbyterian ChurchFirst Presbyterian Church
In January of 2018, our session affirmed a desire to move toward more intentional inclusion and diversity in our congregation. To that end, in October, the Session created a task force at the recommendation of the Invitation and Integration team to explore the possibility of affiliating with More Light Presbyterians (MLP). The task force’s objective was to look at what it means to be a MLP congregation, compare similar organizations, and identify any changes needed to better serve, represent, and honor all of who we are — specifically our LGBTQ family members. With this recommendation to Session, the task force also suggested some steps to take to make our church more welcoming. These suggestions included updating the website and signage to include the MLP logo, hosting a training on the terms and concepts related to gender and sexuality, and updating bathroom signage. We are so excited about taking this step toward living out our welcome of our LGBTQ family!