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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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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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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