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

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

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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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Nashville, TN

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Trinity Presbyterian Church

Our Mission: Micah 6:8
“To Seek Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly with God”

We are involved in an ongoing journey together to discover what it means for us to live out the Mission statement we’ve taken from Micah 6:8: “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God,” and try to weave these themes throughout our life together.…

Scotia, NY

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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 Presbyterian Church

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Trinity United Church

Warren, NJ

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UKIRK @ SMU

When UKirk SMU was founded a year ago, we became the only campus ministry that was fully open and affirming to LGBTQ+ students. This week, we celebrate that we are officially a More Light ministry! While we’ve always been a place where all to belong, now we belong to a network of other congregations and campus ministries that are proud to claim LGBTQIA+ folks in our midst and that seek to embrace their gifts and empower them to participate fully and to shape our ministry.…

Dallas, TX

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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 UVA

Charlottesville, VA

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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 Atlanta

UKirk Atlanta is a regional campus ministry for students in the greater Atlanta area with student groups meeting at Agnes Scott College, Emory University, and Georgia State University. UKirk Atlanta has long been a progressive ministry on its campuses and has embraced students within the LGBTQ+ community for many years. We have partnered with LGBTQ+ student groups on campus, participated in campus and denominational advocacy.…

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UKirk Birmingham

UKirk Birmingham was launched in 2016, created by students seeking spiritual formation, worship, and service in a community that would be open, welcoming, and affirming of the belovedness of all. We intentionally reached out to students on each of the college campuses in the Birmingham area, knowing that the only campus ministries most had encountered were decidedly not welcoming.…

Birmingham, AL

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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 Memphis

Following a semester of exploration on how UKirk Memphis might better stand for justice, equality, and hospitality, we decided to explore what it would mean to affiliate with More Light Presbyterians. The Rev. Ashley-McFaul Erwin guided us in a conversation on the history of MLP and the work they are doing today. It was clear after this conversation that our group wanted to make our commitment to affirming and embracing the LGBTQUIA+ community as visible as possible.…

Memphis, 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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Ukirk Tallahassee

UKirk Tallahassee is the PC(USA) ministry on campus at Florida State University, serving college students in the Tallahassee area. Becoming a More Light ministry is important to us because it aligns with the values we already espouse and allows us to live more fully into our call to create spaces of welcome and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ students on campus.…

Tallahassee, FL

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