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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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

Chesterton, IN

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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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Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church

Several members of our Outreach team began the process by asking Session to explore the topic of inclusion. The book “Jesus, the Bible and Homosexuality” by Jack Rogers was chosen. Session studied it, then a Thursday night congregational group, and finally the whole church through a sermon series called Let There Be Light. The Outreach team then worked on a Statement of Inclusion that was adopted by unanimous vote of the congregation, alongside a decision to join More Light.

Bremerton, WA

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Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church

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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 Vine Student Ministry at Collegiate Presbyterian Church

Ames, Ia.

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Third Independent Presbyterian Church

New Castle, PA

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Third Presbyterian Church

In 1987 Third Church officially became a More Light church, pledging to “warmly welcome all who are seeking God and/or have found reconciliation to God and neighbors through Jesus Christ, regardless of racial-ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or other human condition.” We have worked to change policies toward the LGBTQ community within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as well as in the New York State Legislature and the Boy Scouts of America.

Rochester, NY

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Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church

Seeking to be a welcoming and inclusive space, Thompson Memorial is pleased to join More Light Presbyterians!

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Townley Church

Union, NJ

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Trinity Church

New York, NY

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