University Presbyterian ChurchUniversity Presbyterian Church
In February, the session adopted an inclusivity statement which came from two committees of our church: “University Presbyterian Church strives to embody God’s love for the diversity of creation by affirming the dignity of all persons as created in God’s image. We welcome people of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and socioeconomic status in all ministries of the church.” In asking questions around how we live into this statement, we felt like a good first step was to join More Light in order to gain some resources. As we learned in our listening sessions, we want to be beyond a “welcoming” congregation. We want to be a “wanting” congregation. We want members of the LGBTQIA+ community to feel welcomed, included, and wanted at our church because the Table of God is bigger than we have thought of it in the past.