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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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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Being a More Light Congregation is one expression of our desire to seek and do justice in God’s beautiful, diverse, and troubled world.

Hendersonville, NC

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Trinity is a welcoming church with a tradition of celebrating diversity. Our motto since 2010 has been
“celebrating diversity, working for justice, living with joy.” Our leaders are called by God and without respect
to gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, previous religious tradition, worldly circumstance, voting
record, or any of that other stuff that might get someone in trouble somewhere else.…

St. Louis, MO

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Trinity United Church

Warren, NJ

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UKIRK at Middle Tennessee State University

UKirk MTSU, a Presbyterian Student Fellowship, is a campus ministry located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We have a house near the edge of campus where students gather throughout the school week for meals, bible study, prayer, and fellowship. We also offer students opportunities to connect with local churches, to develop leadership skills, serve others, and to attend retreats and other outings for fellowship and spiritual growth.…

Murfreesboro, TN

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UKIRK at VCU

…by building a community where unique and inclusive individuals value one another, and where we engage relevant issues in deep and open conversations.  Because we seek to know Christ and make Christ known.

Richmond, VA

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UKIRK JMU

It’s important for the campus, and especially members of the LGBTQIA+ community, to know that we are an inclusive ministry that welcomes all and affirms that each of us is a beloved child of God, fearfully and wonderfully made. Unfortunately, that isn’t a message that students often hear from faith groups, and so our affiliation with More Light will help clarify our commitment to full inclusion and hospitality.

Harrisonburg, VA

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UKIRK Knoxville

UKirk (meaning “University Church”) is a network of ministries supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are charged with reaching, loving, and teaching college students so they may be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. At UKirk UTK, we believe that every person, without qualification, should have the opportunity for God’s amazing love to be made known to them.…

Knoxville, TN

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UKirk St. Louis

By becoming a member of More Light, we collectively commit to Christ’s welcome. While we’ve been living as a welcoming community, this membership discernment process has encouraged us, individually and collectively, to name our commitment to inclusion in the body of Christ. We’re excited about the resources that More Light has to offer, and we look forward to discerning how this membership calls us to action in our campus contexts and beyond.

St. Louis, MO

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United Campus Ministries at Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

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United Campus Ministry

-Rev. Dwight Welch is the advisor for Out at MSUB
-UCM is a part of Billings pride
-UCM was involved in the first drag show for Out at MSUB
-UCM hosted the first Lavendar graduation program for LGBT students
-UCM hosted the first Transgender Day of Remembrance service at MSUB
-We helped take 6 college students to (Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference) in Wichita KS this year
But we’ve never joined our supporting denominational O&A associations until now.…

Billings, MT.

United Campus Ministry in Aggieland

College Station, TX

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United Ministry of Delhi

The United Ministry of Delhi is made up of many kinds of people from many different places who join together to learn more about what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in this day. We are affiliated with both the Presbyterian and United Methodist Churches, having united in 1976. We honor our roots, but also minister as one.…

Delhi, NY

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United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton

The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton is a progressive congregation doing our best to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). We are a community of people questioning, learning, celebrating, connecting, risk taking, creating, and making music and art. We participate in vibrant worship and work together to make our neighborhood, our city, and our world a better place.…

Binghampton, NY

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United University Church

WE ARE PROGRESSIVE… COMMITTED PEOPLE.

  • A Neighborhood, University and Community Church celebrating our rootedness in urban and university neighborhoods, Our congregation is made up of students, faculty, staff and community members. We also organize programs to connect campus and community including lecture series, service projects and other fellowship opportunities.
  • An Inclusive Church acknowledging the wholeness of God and the wholeness of humanity.

Los Angeles, CA

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University Presbyterian Church

I think UPC does a really great job of intentionally being involved in activities that do make people feel welcome, especially from the LGBT community. I feel UPC values my perspective and spiritual journey as a gay person.

San Antonio, TX

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University Presbyterian Church

We believe that membership in More Light Presbyterians is consistent with UPC’s mission which states that we seek “…creatively –through nurture, education, worship and community outreach –to sustain an inclusive compassionate family of faith; it seeks to promote spiritual growth by awakening souls to God’s infinite mercy embodied in the reconciling love of Christ.” UPC has long be an advocate in our Presbytery and in the national church for shedding more light on the ways our denomination can more fully reflect the truth of God’s expansive love, particularly through our work toward ordination and marriage rights.…

Baton Rouge, LA

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University Presbyterian Church

In February, the session adopted an inclusivity statement which came from two committees of our church: “University Presbyterian Church strives to embody God’s love for the diversity of creation by affirming the dignity of all persons as created in God’s image. We welcome people of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and socioeconomic status in all ministries of the church.” In asking questions around how we live into this statement, we felt like a good first step was to join More Light in order to gain some resources.…

Austin, TX.

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Valley Presbyterian Church

In November of 2018, a member of our congregation made a formal request that the Session consider joining the More Light Presbyterians. At that time, Session began a process of investigating the organization. The Session invited speakers, held Adult Sunday School sessions, conducted a survey, and discussed the matter at several meetings. Not only did Session vote in April of 2019 to join the More Light Presbyterians, it also voted to join the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and began work on a broader statement of diversity and inclusion.…

Portola Valley, CA

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West Hollywood Presbyterian Church

West Hollywood Church is wildly Inclusive! We believe that God has created each of us as uniquely individual persons and that our differences enrich our life and ministry, and are a great witness to what “God’s Beloved Community” is like. We are intentionally inclusive of gender, race, ability, age, sexual orientation, economic condition and theological background.…

Los Angeles, CA

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West Park Presbyterian Church

New York, NY

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