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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Riviera Presbyterian Church

Statement of Inclusivity: Here at Riviera Presbyterian Church, we believe that all people are God’s beloved children. Riviera welcomes all without regard to race or ethnic background, economic or social circumstances, immigration status, gender, sexual identity and expression, marital status or abilities.  Riviera is a congregation absolutely committed to being open and affirming of all of God’s people.…

Miami, FL

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Rockville Presbyterian Church

Rockville, MD

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Rockville United Church

As members of an Open and Affirming, More Light congregation called by God to love one another, the LGBTQ Outreach Group of Rockville United Church strives through advocacy, education, words, visible signs and actions to welcome all into a place of sanctuary and community celebrating differences in sexual orientation and gender identity.

Rockville, MD

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Roland Park Presbyterian Church

Roland Park Presbyterian Church has a long history of LGBTQIA+ inclusion, support and advocacy. It was a natural part of our evolution to become a More Light Presbyterian Church in order to more publicly claim our value of inclusivity and make it a core part of our congregational identity. We are proud to join this nationwide network of congregations and campus communities as we work together to realize the Kingdom of God ever more fully among us.

Baltimore, MD.

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Rose City Park Presbyterian Church

Rose City Park Presbyterian Church is an inclusive spiritual community for all of God’s people.  That means that we are committed to welcoming people of every race, language, age, gender, ethnicity, economic status, mental or physical ability, and sexual orientation into the full life and ministry of the church.

  • Our building is accessible to all, regardless of physical ability
  • Children and teens are considered active parts of our church family
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons are welcomed into full participation in the life of the community

In 2005, RCPPC put its belief in people as God’s wonderful creation into words by officially becoming a member of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, a group within the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) working for the full inclusion of LGBT individuals.…

Portland, OR

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Rutgers Presbyterian Church

As a church that rejoices in God’s plan for a just, loving, and peaceful world, we commit ourselves to making it a reality for ALL people everywhere. We have historically supported inclusion of LGBTQ folks in ordained and lay leadership and seek to lift up LGBTQ people in the church and the world today. We have LGBTQ representation in both clergy and congregation and we welcome people across orientation, gender, race, class, and all other human distinctions.

New York, NY

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Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church

At the core of the identity of Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church is the belief God invites all people into a life of faith through Jesus Christ. Hospitality and warm welcome are hallmarks of our life together. Recently, our deacons and elders adopted a new Purpose Statement that embodies that mindset: “We share the love of Christ with our community and the world.” It is in seeking to live out that purpose statement that our membership committee has discerned the call to become a More Light congregation.…

Richardson, TX

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Salem College Presbyterian Campus Ministry UKirk

A place to Believe, Belong, Become…UKirk Presbyterian Campus Ministry at Salem College seeks to be an open minded, open hearted community of women who come together to ask questions, seek answers, and support one another on the journey in between.  We are a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA)-that means they pay our bills, but we welcome any and every one to our table.  …

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Salem First Presbyterian Church

Our youth group has seen an influx of LGBTQ students who have not felt accepted at other churches. Our Session voted to join MLP in order to show support to our LGBTQ community and to tap into educational resources made available by MLP.

Salem, OR

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Sausalito Presbyterian Church

We are a loving, spiritual family, founded on the teachings of Jesus.
We provide a nourishing environment for the spiritual growth of all beings to serve and support others.

We encourage open-minded exploration to understand, embrace, and celebrate the grace of God.

We are a progressive congregation, including membership in ProgressiveChristianity.org,
and a More Light Church – o
ur congregation values inclusion across faith experiences, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and cultural backgrounds.

Sausalito, CA

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Second Presbyterian Church

Nashville, TN

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Second Presbyterian Church

Pittston, PA

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Second Presbyterian Church

Indianapolis, IN

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Second Presbyterian Church

Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City has been affirming for several decades now. A beloved staff member, the church organist, risked his employment and standing in the church by coming out. He preempted any blow back by turning in his resignation at that time to which the Session and Congregation unanimously rejected. He was loved, celebrated and it was at that time the church leadership voted to be a church that would never close its doors or its inroads to ministry leadership to anyone in the LGBTQIA community.…

Kansas City, MO

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Setauket Presbyterian Church

East Setauket, NY

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Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church

We are:

a Christian Community — seeking to know the Christ as our friend, teacher and guide. We believe that — in looking at Jesus we gain a glimpse of the face of God.

a Trinitarian Community — seeking to live a life in communion with Mystery of God, the presence of Christ, and the indwelling power of the Spirit.…

San Francisco, CA

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Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

Memphis, TN

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Shawnee Presbyterian Church

Our congregation has always proclaimed welcome and openness to all of
God’s children regardless of one’s background, nationality, race, and/
or gender identity. Our Session has taken a step forward in this
welcome of all people as we are now a member of the More Light
Presbyterian ministry. More Light Presbyterian congregations are
intentional about their welcome of all who identify and LBGTQ+.…

Shawnee, KS

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ShepConnections

ShepConnections is a Shepherd University student group which aims to support the spiritual growth of college students in a diverse, non-denominational context.

ShepConnections seeks primarily to build compassion and community in an open and non-judgmental way to allow for individual expression. We gather together to explore various ways of listening—to our own lives and experiences, to one another, and to the Spirit that often brings us back home.…

Shepherdstown, WV

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Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church

We are a very small congregation. But we have a few members who have or have had family members in the LGBTQIA+ community. We are the only church with a Rainbow Flag out front, in a community of very conservative congregations (Catholic, Missouri Synod Lutheran, Baptist, Evangelical). I myself come from the theater and show-biz, where the queer community thrives, and I know so many people that wish they could find a church that honors their spirituality and their souls.…

Chaska, MN

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