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.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
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?…
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.…
St. James Presbyterian Church
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.…
St. John’s United Church
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.
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.
St. Luke Presbyterian Church
- 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.
St. Luke Presbyterian Church
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.
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.…
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
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.
- 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
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.…
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.…
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.…
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.…
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
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.…
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Third Presbyterian Church
New York, NY