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.
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.…
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.…
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.
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.…
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.…
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
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.…
United Campus Ministries at Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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.…
United Campus Ministry in Aggieland
College Station, TX
United Christian Ministry
As a campus ministry, affirmed for as long as we can remember that love of God made known in Jesus Christ extended to people of all nationalities, race, sexual and gender identity. Love who you love and spread love to all people!
United Christian Parish
United Church Big Rapids
The United Church of Big Rapids is a union of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ. It is a congregation that worships together, seeks opportunities to serve others, encourages one another to grow in intellect and spirit, strives for social justice, and fully embraces Jesus’ call to love one another as God loves us.…
Big Rapids, MI
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.…
United Presbyterian Church
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.…
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
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
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
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.…