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.
Cherokee Park United Church
We are a boldly and proudly LGBTQI+ inclusive faith community, welcoming and sharing God’s love for everyone across all orientations and identities, that find themselves here with us for any reason, from the curiously shy, to members, leaders, or pastors.
You are enough, just as you are.
- Celebrate and bless our rainbow flag, welcoming all LGBTQI+ people, regardless of your comfort with churchy stuff, or particularly if you are looking because of past experiences.
Christ Church Presbyterian
Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians
Open and Affirming
Christ Church Uniting is an open and affirming congregation: this means we have made a public covenant of welcome to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions into the full life and ministry of our congregation.
CCU is committed to being an inclusive, progressive church a place where a broad spectrum of persons, perspectives and spiritual paths are welcome to join together in a spirit of Christian fellowship and exploration.…
Christ in Terra Linda Church
CPC is proud to be a member of More Light Presbyterians. More Light is a national network of churches that believe in the full inclusion of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer community in the life of the church including ordination and marriage. Together, More Light churches work for a world that reflects God’s heart and all-inclusive love.
San Rafael, CA
Christ Presbyterian Church
Christ United Church
Olmsted Falls, OH
Christian Community Presbyterian Church
Christian Community Presbyterian Church has been a welcoming one for a long time. We already have LBGTQ members and attendees, and this step will reassure them that we affirm them in their life journey as Christians.
It also will tell the community more about who we are as a church, informing those who might be considering our congregation as a church home.
Church of Gethsemane
We are welcoming, diverse and inclusive. We are a unique intentional congregation of persons from all racial, ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds, “founded in 1986 as a New Church Development and established as a church in 1989, The Church of Gethsemane is a congregation of The Presbyterian Church (USA) created by and for incarcerated persons, formerly incarcerated persons, their families, neighborhood persons, and people who feel called into ministry with the poor.”
The Church of Gethsemane is a More Light Presbyterian Church and a member of New York City’s Presbyterian Welcome.…
Church of Reconciliation
Chapel Hill, NC
Church of The Covenant
Church of the Covenant has a history of lobbying for openness and support for the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in our congregation, one that proudly continues on today! Highlights from our history include:
- Church of the Covenant became a “More Light” Church within the Presbyterian church in 1980.
- In 1986, Church of the Covenant became the first Congregation in the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ to declare itself “Open and Affirming,” joining only seven churches nationwide that had previously made this decision.
Church of The Pilgrims
On the second weekend in June, the Capital Pride Parade starts at the front steps of Church of the Pilgrims. Each year, we open our doors for inclusive bathrooms, water, and our air-conditioned sanctuary. Hundreds of Pride-goers come through our doors and Pilgrims is honored to offer hospitality to all those giving witness to the prideful spirit of Washington, DC’s LGBTQ community.…
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
History and Description
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (CHPC) has a rich heritage benefiting from the merger of three churches: the original St. Andrews Church of South Boston, the Union Square Church of Somerville, and the Trinity Church of Somerville. We have been in our current location, near Tufts University, since the 1920s. We are proudly Presbyterian, with roots in the Reformed tradition, and we seek to be a relevant presence in our community. …
Clarendon Presbyterian Church
WHO WE ARE
Clarendon Presbyterian Church (CPC) is a congregation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a member of National Capital Presbytery. We are also members of the More Light Presbyterians network of congregations, working for the full participation of LGBTQ people of faith in the life of the church.…
Colesville Presbyterian Church
Silver Spring, MD
College Hill Presbyterian Church
Collenbrook United Church
Welcome to Collenbrook United Church!
Where All Are Welcome, All The Time, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Drexel Hill, PA
Community House Church
Community of Reconciliation
Our recognition of the gifts of all of God’s people: We began as an intentionally interracial church, and have always welcomed the leadership of men and women. In 2006 we further affirmed our commitment to be a radically inclusive congregation with an addition to our church covenant: “we invite the full participation of all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ability or worldly condition in the life and ministry of our church.” Within each of our partner denominations, we are members of groups working for the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in life and ministry of the church.
Community of The Servant-Savior
An Affirming and Inclusive Church
As a More Light Church, we’re working toward the full participation of LGBTQ+ people in all aspects of our shared life–from ministry and witness via the Presbyterian Church (USA)–to all those parts of everyday life that constitute a dignified life. We see diversity as one of God’s many blessings to the community and we choose to further this understanding through our presence and actions in the world.…
Community Presbyterian Church