Look here to find a church or campus group in your community that welcomes LGBTQIA+ people into the full life and participation of the community! Each congregation or campus group listed is a member of More Light Presbyterians and is committed to full inclusion and welcome of all God’s people.

Please contact Susan if you have any corrections or additions, or visit our congregational update page or campus group update page!

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Ormewood Church

Ormewood Church is a worshiping community that is focused on welcoming everyone to explore the living God in our neighborhoods. When we say “everyone”, we want the world to know that Ormewood Church is open and affirming of LGBTQ+ persons. When we think about how to be a good neighbor, we want to make sure that our LGBTQ+ neighbors are included and welcome in our space and in our worship.…

Atlanta, GA

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Palisades Presbyterian Church

Palisades, NY

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Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church

Welcome to Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church

Palo Cristi is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are also a diverse community of believers from all walks of life. We are male and female, old and young, rich and poor, healthy and ill, traditional and progressive, straight, lesbian, gay, White, Black, Latino, Asian, dull, and funny.…

Paradise Valley, AZ

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Peace Presbyterian Church

Central to our understanding of the gospel is the inclusion of people created by God in all their diversity. This is a fiercely mission-minded congregation, open to those who follow Jesus in all their diversity. This congregation has always been “More Light.” We have not been listed as such simply because we still have trouble believing all Presbyterians would not be inclusive as the result of the scientific and biblical scholarship that has been accomplished.

Minneapolis, MN

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Portage Lake United Church

Houghton, MI

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Presbyterian Campus Ministry

PCM is one of only a few affirming groups on our campus, so it’s important enough to be searchable and findable in as many ways as possible!

Tucson, AZ

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Presbyterian Campus Ministry – Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

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Presbyterian Campus Ministry at Chapel Hill

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Presbyterian Church of Lake Travis

PCLT has a history of welcoming LGBTQIA+ individuals into the congregation. In 2019, the congregation called The Rev. Dr. Jack Barden as its pastor. Rev. Barden is an out gay pastor; he and his husband were welcomed openly. In January, 2020, the Outreach Committee asked the Session to state their welcome explicitly by becoming a More Light Congregation.…

Austin, TX

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Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisko

Mt. Kisco, NY

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Presbyterian Church of the Apostles

STATEMENT OF INCLUSIVENESS
“To love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39)
All people are, created in God’s image, and each child of God is unique and wonderful. We celebrate the universal truth proclaimed in Galatians 3:26 and 28, “in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
As members of Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, we strive to love one another as God loves us.…

Burnsville, MN

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Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

We are an inclusive community, experiencing, exploring, appreciating, celebrating the spiritual foundation of existence. We affirm the presence of that which has been traditionally called God in human life. We respect and honor a wide range of perceptions and affirm that questions and doubts are essential to spiritual growth. We embrace the values expressed in Jesus’ life as a guide for our lives today, while being open to the wisdom of all approaches to the sacred ground of existence.

Greensboro, NC

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Presbyterian Church of the Master

I have been long supportive of the acceptance of all of God’s children in the full participation of church. I am a life long member of PC(USA). My church’s Session just recently decided to have my congregation join the More Light Presbyterians organization, and that action caused me to investigate if I can join as an individual, too.

Omaha, NE

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Presbyterian Church of the Master

Presbyterian Church of the Master has been on this journey for two years. We had expected to complete it in the spring, but the pandemic put things on hold. We have children from our congregation who identify as gay, as lesbian, as non-binary. We want to be a welcoming congregation, to say to Omaha, “You don’t have to choose between who you know yourself to be and following Jesus Christ.” Our Session this evening voted unanimously to affirm we are a More Light Church.

Omaha, NE

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Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry at Appalachian State University

As a ministry, the Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry at Appalachian State University believes that God loves everyone – regardless of age, race or ethnicity, ability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. We strive to be an inclusive and loving community, and hope to share God’s love alongside other More Light groups.

Boone, NC

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Presbyterian New England Congregational

Our church family is diverse in age, marital status, sexual identity, theological outlook and political perspective, but we are united in belief that a church that attempts to experience the love of God within its community must also be a church that is socially conscious and politically involved. That sometimes leads to controversy and discomfort; but we believe that relevance to human life is more important than a “comfortable pew.”

Saratoga Springs, NY

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Presbyterian Student Center @ UGA

Coffee & Queeries is a ministry of the open and affirming Presbyterian Student Center. We create safe and inclusive interfaith community together, connecting religious members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our group provides a brave space for discussion and friendship. Interspersed with our official meetings, we attend local events which center the LGBTQ+ community as well as host guest lecturers who can speak to queer and religious identity.…

Athens, GA

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Princeton Presbyterians of the Westminster Foundation

Princeton Presbyterians believes it is important to become a More Light Campus Group because it clearly represents the LGBTQ+ celebratory community we are as well as our work toward ever increasing intersectionality. We are excited to be a part of an expanding network of More Light communities!

Princeton, NJ

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Redwoods Presbyterian Church

Larkspur, CA

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Renegade Gospel Worshiping Community

From 7/13/2017 EM: Renegade Gospel Worshiping Community began as an intentionally diverse group of people who came together during a Lenten study. Most are folks who lef the church decades ago or have never attended church. Two members in their 30s took communion for t he first time on Pentecost Sunday, our first Sunday. One same gender family is a part of circle of love (2 mom and 2 daughters) and the rest of us are committed allies, hoping to create a safe spiritual haven for all people who have been turned off to religion and especially LGBTQ folks here in south Louisiana…the Deep South.…

Welsh, LA

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