Christ Church United Methodist has a long history of social justice work, and a long history of resistance to unjust rules and situations. Christ Church is a Reconciling Congregation, and we affirm our call to be in community and ministry with all people of all races, sexualities, gender identities, physical conditions, and ages. We all are on a spiritual journey and we want all people to know they are welcome here.
We at Christ Church grieve the actions of General Conference 2019. We grieve that great harm has been done and continues to be done to the LGBTQIA+ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual] community, families, friends, and our communities of faith. Our commitment to a fully inclusive church has never wavered and will not waver going forward. We refuse to accept the harmful and unholy United Methodist stance on LGBTQIA+ people.
We, the community of Christ Church United Methodist know that grace cannot be constrained by the flawed legislation of the special General Conference 2019. We have not and will not
abide by the restrictions the Book of Discipline has placed on the inclusion of LBGTQIA+ people in the full life of the United Methodist Church, in our community of faith, or in our lives. We will continue to affirm and offer the Church’s blessing to any prepared couple desiring Christian marriage. We join with people of faith everywhere in calling for full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the life of the Church.