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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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.…

Kailua, HI

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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

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Christ Presbyterian Church

Martinsville, NJ

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Christ United Church

Olmsted Falls, OH

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Church of Reconciliation

Chapel Hill, NC

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Church of the Apostles

STATEMENT OF INCLUSIVENESS
“To love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39)
All people are, created in God’s image, and each child of God is unique and wonderful. We celebrate the universal truth proclaimed in Galatians 3:26 and 28, “in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
As members of Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, we strive to love one another as God loves us.…

Burnsville, MN

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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.

Boston, MA

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Church of The Pilgrims

Capital Pride

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.…

Washington, DC

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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. …

Somerville, MA

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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.…

Arlington, VA

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Colesville Presbyterian Church

Silver Spring, MD

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College Hill Presbyterian Church

Tulas, OK

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Collenbrook United Church

Welcome to Collenbrook United Church!
Where All Are Welcome, All The Time, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Drexel Hill, PA

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Community House Church

Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

Houston, TX

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Community Presbyterian Church

Merrick, NY

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Community Presbyterian Church

Calistoga, CA

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Community Presbyterian Church

We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We invite all people to participate in our community and worship life including, but not limited to: believers, seekers, agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and identities, those of all races and cultures, those of all classes and abilities, those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope.…

Pittsburg, CA

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Connections @ Shepherd University

Connections @ SU seeks to offer a clear, visible progressive faith presence on the Shepherd University campus. We are committed to building a spiritual community that welcomes and celebrates all kinds of diversity, with particular outreach to LGBTQIA+ students. Our affiliation with More Light Presbyterians will help us amplify our intention to spread the message of God’s abundant love for all people.

Shepherdstown, WV

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