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 us if you have any corrections or additions, or visit our congregational update page or campus group update page!

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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 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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Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

We welcome all people regardless of age, race, ability, sexual orientation, marital status, social class, religious affiliation or none. We understand hospitality to be central to a life of faith. We aspire to practice the radical inclusion that is at the heart of Jesus’ life and teaching. We are committed to full inclusion in church and society of all LGBTQ people, and are committed to building bridges to those of different racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.…

Shepherdstown, WV

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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

South Jacksonville Presbyterian Chuch

SJPC has been worshiping God and serving others for over 100 years. We desire to thrive not just in numbers but in spiritual development and continue as a relevant light in our community and the world. More than just lofty ideals, we are undertaking the needed changes that will enable us to express Gospel truths in meaningful ways.…

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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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