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!

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St. Philip Presbyterian Church

Although not being an official “More Light” church, St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX, has had a long and supportive involvement with the organization. Beginning in the late 1990s there were St. Philippians, individually and as members of the church’s Peacemaking Committee, who worked actively with such organizations as TAMFS, PLGC, Covenant Network, and MLP.…

Houston, Texas

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Tabernacle United Church

Equal Treatment for LGBTQIA People

As a More Light/Open and Affirming congregation (these are denominational labels given in the Presbyterian church USA and the United Church of Christ for such congregations) we welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families in to the full life and leadership of the congregation. We sponsor gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender candidates for ministry, perform union ceremonies, advocate in favor of civil marriage equality, testify for equal treatment at Presbytery meetings, and financially support the More Light and Open and Affirming ministries within our denominations.…

Philadelphia, PA

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Takoma Park Presbyterian Church

The Takoma Park congregation has long called itself ‘A Church for All People’ and, since 1991, has identified itself as a ‘More Light’ congregation. We celebrate our diversity and accept as members and friends of the church all who put their trust in Christ. We welcome all persons regardless of age, class, race, nationality, sexual orientation, physical abilities, marital status, or religious background.…

Takoma Park, MD

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The Church of Gethsemane

We are welcoming, diverse and inclusive. We are a unique intentional congregation of persons from all racial, ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds, “founded in 1986 as a New Church Development and established as a church in 1989, The Church of Gethsemane is a congregation of The Presbyterian Church (USA) created by and for incarcerated persons, formerly incarcerated persons, their families, neighborhood persons, and people who feel called into ministry with the poor.”

The Church of Gethsemane is a More Light Presbyterian Church and a member of New York City’s Presbyterian Welcome.…

Brooklyn, NY

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Third Presbyterian Church

Third Church is a More Light congregation, committed to the full participation of all persons in our church community without regard for sexual orientation, personal background, or human condition. We are also participants in the PC (U.S.A.) Commitment to Peacemaking.

Rochester, NY

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Townley Church

Union, NJ

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Trinity Church

New York, NY

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Trinity Presbyterian is a bunch of regular people who get together to enjoy our relationship with God and each other. We are a community made up of people who are single, married, divorced, on Match.com, widowed, gay, crazy rich and dirt poor. In this place you are welcome whether you’re looking for a church home, looking for one hour of peace, or just looking.  …

Ogden, UT

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Trinity is a congregational member of More Light Presbyterians.
Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.

Harrisonburg, VA

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

To all who mourn and need comfort
To all who are weary and need rest
To all who are friendless and want friendship
To all who are homeless and want sheltering love
To all who pray and to all who do not
To all who sin and need a Savior

This church opens wide the door and makes free a place, and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, says ‘Welcome’.

Nashville, TN

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

What We Believe

We take the bible seriously, but not necessarily literally. We listen for what God is saying to us today while understanding the bible’s historical and literary context.

We believe children are not only our future, but they are our present.

We believe that God has given all of us gifts that God expects us to use to help transform the world into a more loving and caring place.…

Winston-Salem, NC

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Our Mission: Micah 6:8
“To Seek Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly with God”

We are involved in an ongoing journey together to discover what it means for us to live out the Mission statement we’ve taken from Micah 6:8: “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God,” and try to weave these themes throughout our life together.…

Scotia, NY

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Trinity United Church

Warren, NJ

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UKIRK at VCU

…by building a community where unique and inclusive individuals value one another, and where we engage relevant issues in deep and open conversations.  Because we seek to know Christ and make Christ known.

Richmond, VA

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UKIRK JMU

It’s important for the campus, and especially members of the LGBTQIA+ community, to know that we are an inclusive ministry that welcomes all and affirms that each of us is a beloved child of God, fearfully and wonderfully made. Unfortunately, that isn’t a message that students often hear from faith groups, and so our affiliation with More Light will help clarify our commitment to full inclusion and hospitality.

Harrisonburg, VA

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UKIRK Knoxville

UKirk (meaning “University Church”) is a network of ministries supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are charged with reaching, loving, and teaching college students so they may be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. At UKirk UTK, we believe that every person, without qualification, should have the opportunity for God’s amazing love to be made known to them.…

Knoxville, TN

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United Ministry of Delhi

The United Ministry of Delhi is made up of many kinds of people from many different places who join together to learn more about what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in this day. We are affiliated with both the Presbyterian and United Methodist Churches, having united in 1976. We honor our roots, but also minister as one.…

Delhi, NY

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United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton

The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton is a progressive congregation doing our best to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). We are a community of people questioning, learning, celebrating, connecting, risk taking, creating, and making music and art. We participate in vibrant worship and work together to make our neighborhood, our city, and our world a better place.…

Binghampton, NY

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United University Church

WE ARE PROGRESSIVE… COMMITTED PEOPLE.

  • A Neighborhood, University and Community Church celebrating our rootedness in urban and university neighborhoods, Our congregation is made up of students, faculty, staff and community members. We also organize programs to connect campus and community including lecture series, service projects and other fellowship opportunities.
  • An Inclusive Church acknowledging the wholeness of God and the wholeness of humanity.

Los Angeles, CA

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University Presbyterian Church

I think UPC does a really great job of intentionally being involved in activities that do make people feel welcome, especially from the LGBT community. I feel UPC values my perspective and spiritual journey as a gay person.

San Antonio, TX

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