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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.

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Sixth Presbyterian Church

Inclusive Language
With the awareness that language reflects our beliefs about equality and justice, we intentionally use inclusive language in our worship. This includes using a variety of feminine, masculine, and non-gender images in referring to God and humanity. Hymns, litanies, prayers, choral offerings, and other worship elements are often chosen, altered, or created to express this inclusive and expansive view of God and God’s people.

Pittsburgh, PA

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South Presbyterian Church

On issues of sexual justice, we have been part of a loyal opposition, arguing for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sisters and brothers. This opposition rests on our deep commitment to a hospitality which welcomes everyone—and refuses any exclusion as one more violence.

Our Mission is to help each other in the work of becoming more fully human; in these ways that God has given us, through:
Learning God’s Word
We provide ways for us to learn the spiritual path, and the way to live a fully human life on earth; by studying the Bible, all spiritual disciplines that point the way, and the example of Jesus.…

Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Southminster Presbyterian Church

Prairie Village, KS

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Southminster Presbyterian Church

Beaverton, OR

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Southside Presbyterian Church

Statement of Inclusion
Southside Church has been called by God to be a congregation that welcomes and fully values all persons. Our diversity is a gift of God and essential to our witness to the Gospel. In 2014, Southside became a More Light Church. 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. 

Tucson, AZ

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Spirit of The Desert Presbyterian Fellowship

Yucca Valley, CA

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Springdale Presbyterian Church

Springdale Presbyterian underwent years of discernment in the past about what a faithful understanding of welcome, inclusion, and affirmation of all of God’s people really meant within Christ’s church. That process eventually led to the congregation’s willingness to call a new pastor in 2016 who was LGBTQ+, and adopting an official welcome statement that included affirmation of our welcome of LGBTQ+ individuals into the full life and leadership of the congregation.…

Louisville, KY

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

Sausalito, CA

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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

Who is welcome?
First off, let us make it clear that all are welcome at Saint Andrew. In fact, we made it part of our mission statement: “we welcome all people into the life of the church regardless of age, sex, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, socio-economic status or marital status, physical or mental ability, or any other worldly condition.”

So we try to practice Jesus’ radical hospitality, but what does this mean in actuality?…

Indianapolis, IN

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St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

As disciples of Jesus Christ committed to the holy values of justice, freedom, and peace, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church we strive to continually deepen our commitment to our decades-long history of social justice ministry. We proudly proclaim our values as a More Light congregation, as a reproductive justice congregation, and as a sanctuary church.…

Austin, TX

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St. James Presbyterian Church

Bellingham, WA

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St. John’s Presbyterian Church

Today St. John’s is still a place of worship and a gathering spot for the community. Strongly rooted in Christ’s love and with a deep commitment to social justice we welcome all who come thorough our doors. As a church, we are grateful for the gifts that God has provided us through the years, especially through the Spirit within people that have been called to serve us, teach us, love us, and bring us a vision of God’s will.…

Berkeley, CA

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St. John’s United Church

Our Vision

We are a progressive, inclusive Christian community, strengthened by the diversity of our members and our faith traditions, that comes together to worship God, to further spiritual growth, and to minister to each other, the community and the world through active Christian involvement.

Our Mission

  • To worship God;

  • To support and nurture each other;

  • To provide a foundation for our spiritual life;

  • To empower our members in ministry;

  • To celebrate our diversity and promote inclusiveness for all;

  • To partner with and advocate for victims of social injustice;

  • And to share the good news of Jesus Christ and invite others to do the same.

Columbia, MD

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St. Luke Presbyterian Church

Presbyterians Believe:

  • We are saved by grace through faith and that grace is a pure gift from God given to us through the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • We are a people grateful for the unending faithfulness of God (the Hebrew people called this hesed).
  • We adhere to the Reformed tradition that God is continually at work in the world, and we are called to be lifelong learners, to  share God’s love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, and justice, and that God is ushering in a new way of being the church in the 21st century.

Amarillo, TX

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St. Luke Presbyterian Church

Our Mission:
St. Luke is a joyful, inclusive and compassionate community on a spiritual journey seeking to do justice, make peace, act mercifully, and to walk humbly with God. 
Our Vision:
We envision a world in which all are welcome at the table of God’s abundance, all creation flourishes in balance and wholeness, and all live in peace.…

Wayzata, MN

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St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here:

If you are young or old, you are welcome.
If you are brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any other color of skin, you are welcome.
If you are married or single, you are welcome.
If you are gay or straight, you are welcome.…

Rolling Hills Estates, CA

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St. Mark Presbyterian Church

  • Inclusiveness We see in the gospels a Jesus who was radically inclusive of his society’s outcasts. We believe that every group of people belongs to God and that every person is God’s creation and, therefore, sacred, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.TI0A5459
  •  Inquiring   As members of the local and global community, we believe it is our responsibility to understand the complexity of the issues that shape our world today.

Newport Beach, CA

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St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church

In July 2011, the Presbyterian Church, USA, the largest of the Presbyterian denominations in this country, eased its restrictions and allowed for the ordination of GLBT individuals in committed relationships. That change was due in part to the hard work and fervent prayers of More Light Presbyterians across this nation.
What is More Light?
Marriage equality for all people is the particular goal of More Light Presbyterians.…

Tucson, AZ

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St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church

A Spiritual Home in the Real World
– We are not a church with its head in the clouds. We take seriously the demands, joys, struggles and hopes of human life and the present realities of the modern world.  We feel called by God to participate in Christ’s ministry of repairing a world that is broken and building up the kingdom of heaven here on earth.…

Spencertown, NY

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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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