LGBTQ Affirming

Overview

LGBTQ Affirming

First United Methodist Church is called to the ministry of reconciliation.  We affirm that all people are created in the image of God. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, education, and physical and mental ability.  We welcome all as beloved children of God.

On Sunday, October 13, 2013, Members and Constituents voted to join the Reconciling Ministries Network.  This vote followed 18 months of study through various groups in the church as well as through open forums.  

The decision to join the Reconciling Ministries Network means many things. But most succinctly, it means that we are seeking to create space at the table for all God’s children regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. 

The Welcoming Statement, as seen at the top, was written by the Reconciling Committee and was approved by the Leadership Team on December 10.  We are now a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network.

In addition, on January 28, 2014, the FUMC Sacramento Leadership Team voted unanimously join other churches in the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in a Declaration Of Inclusion.

We, the Leadership Team, at First United Methodist Church of Sacramento, California declare that no one will be denied the services of our church because of sexual orientation. This includes the use of our property for same-sex marriages and holy unions. 

If you would like to be a part of the Reconciling Committee, which seeks to ensure all aspects of FUMC are welcoming to the LGBTQ community, you are urged to contact the Lay Leadership Committee by calling the church office at 916-446-5025.

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