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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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Maryland Presbyterian Church

Welcoming and Affirming

We believe that God calls us into communities that recognize we are all on a journey and that we are often at different places on that journey.   We take seriously Jesus’s  model of reaching out and welcoming everyone.  We believe that life in community is strengthened by diversity and by the unique gifts each person brings, irrespective of gender, age, race, class or sexual orientation.

Towson, MD

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Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church

The Session of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church voted unanimously to join with other Presbyterian Churches to work for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in our church. Toward that end, the congregation has been fully inclusive in the election of church officers and has elected LGBTQ people each year for the past 10 years. The Session has written and received endorsement from Transylvania Presbytery to send an Authoritative Interpretation and proposed an Amendment to the Church Constitution to allow for weddings of LGBTQ couples in states where such marriages are legal, with the approval of the pastor and Session of each particular church where such a wedding is requested. …

Lexington, KY

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Mckinley Memorial Presbyterian Church

We are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a More Light congregation in our denomination, with LGBTQ people participating fully alongside straight allies.

Champaign, IL

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Memorial Presbyterian Church

Appleton, WI

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Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church

Raleigh, NC

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Mission Bay Community Church

San Francisco, CA

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Montclair Presbyterian Church

Everyone is Welcome

Everyone is welcome at Montclair Presbyterian Church. Our community lives by two welcoming principles: spiritual inclusivity and radical hospitality.
Radical Hospitality
We are a community that embraces God’s radically inclusive love. Everyone is welcome at the communion table.

We lay claim to the Biblical imperatives of:

  • welcoming the marginalized
  • giving voice to the oppressed
  • honoring all people

We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT) by:

Oakland, CA

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Montevallo Presbyterian Church

Montevallo Presbyterian Church warmly invites and welcomes persons who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as all who seek to deepen their relationship with God.

Our culture is a diverse one comprised of many different types of people, and while many institutions choose to practice a policy of exclusion, Montevallo Presbyterian Church chooses to practice acceptance and welcome for all people.…

Montevallo, AL

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Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Denver, CO

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Mountain View Community Church

Aurora, CO

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Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church

This is Christ’s church, and together we are seeking to love the world as Christ did. We seek to be as inclusive and embracing as Jesus was. Therefore, everyone is invited into full membership and ministry, regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnic origin, ability, or worldly condition.

Cincinnati, OH

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Nauraushaun Presbyterian Church

Pearl River, NY

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New Bridges Presbyterian Church

New Bridges Presbyterian Church is unique. It’s a small congregation with a passion for serving God, a big vision, two campuses, and a diverse congregation. We come from many parts of the world, with a variety of spiritual experiences.

Out of two Presbyterian Churches, Mt Eden and Westminster Hills, we became one in April of 2011.…

Hayward, CA

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New Covenant Community

More Light/Open and Affirming Statement
We the people of New Covenant Community, warmly welcome all who wish to share our spiritual journey as followers of Christ.  In light of current controversies within the churches, we intend by this Resolution to make explicit our welcome to all persons without regard to sexual orientation.  This welcome includes our readiness to elect persons to all leadership offices within the congregation without regard to sexual orientation. …

Normal, IL

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New Life Presbyterian Church

Albuquerque, NM

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New York Ave. Presbyterian Church

NYAPC is a community of faith in the heart of Washington DC, furthering God’s transforming work, challenging the powerful, standing with the oppressed, lifting up the broken-hearted,
and making God’s love and justice visible by welcoming and loving all.

Washington, DC

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Newdale Presbyterian Church

Burnsville, NC

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Newport Presbyterian Church

In the 1990s, members of Newport Presbyterian Church, in Bellevue, WA, formed a committee on GLBT rights to push for full inclusion in the life of the church, and our Session began a study of the issues around ordination. We also began to ordain openly gay and lesbian elders. In the 2000s, our head pastor defied church rules by performing weddings for “all committed loving couples,” and in 2012 he spoke up in a local television ad about clergy who supported a state referendum for same-sex marriage.…

Bellevue, WA.

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Noble Road Presbyterian Church

You are welcome – we mean it!
One of the often seen signs in churches is the proclamation, “All Are Welcome.”   Noble Roaders work very hard at living into that creed. We take seriously the portion of the Mission Statement that reads: We welcome and include persons without regard to cultural boundaries including race, age, gender identity, mental condition, sexual orientation, or economic class.  …

Cleveland Heights. OH

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Noe Valley Ministry

Values

  • Cultural and spiritual diversity. Wherever you are on your journey of faith you are welcome. We open our doors to people of all faiths.
  • We practice inclusivity in our membership, our leadership, and our language. Our language for God’s people incorporates male and female. Our language for God is intentionally genderless and non-hierarchical.

San Francisco, CA

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