Minnesota Reconciling Congregations

All are Welcome Here, No Exceptions

Reconciling United Methodist Congregations are:

A NATIONAL NETWORK of churches, groups and individuals which support each other in carrying out their Christian ministry of witness and outreach.

PROCLAIMING AND LIVING OUT the simple, powerful message of hospitality and love revealed by Jesus Christ.

DIVERSE COMMUNITIES which are large and small; urban, suburban, rural; young and old; many races and cultures.

This growing, grass roots movement is transforming the lives of countless individuals and communities.

Since 1984, the Reconciling Congregation movement has grown to more than 861 Reconciling Congregations, Campus Ministries and Annual Conferences. It also encompasses over 34,000 Reconciling United Methodists who publicly witness to “open the doors” of the church to the participation of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

JOIN US in this vital Christian movement that seeks to fulfill the Biblical teaching that we are to LOVE God and our neighbor as ourselves and to do JUSTICE.

Check our our online newsletter for important news. www.mnrcumc.org/newsletter-2018-09/

Find Out How to Build an Inclusive Church! 

Attend Our Workshop

Building an Inclusive Church Workshop

Saturday, October 12,2019        9:00am – 4:00pm

Rev. Dr. Izzy Alvaran, RMN Reconciling Process Organizer, will lead a day long workshop for those interested in leading their own or other churches through the reconciling process. The training will include skills building around topics common in the Reconciling process including: intersectionality, complex identities, framing, steps of the Reconciling process, graceful engagement, and conflict management.

Who Should Attend?   Those looking to lead their church to become reconciling and those interested in coaching other churches.

Cost:               Free, donations welcome either at registration or on site. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Location:       Portland Ave UMC; 8000 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420

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Inclusive Methodists….building a new Church

After more than 40 years of ongoing debate at each of the General Conference meetings of the UMC,  once again in 2019 at a Special Session of the General Conference the denomination failed to remove the harmful language and restrictions with respect to LGBTQ persons and instead passed more restrictive legislation.   So our work continues to warm hearts and open minds.

We stand ready to assist local churches to determine if they want to join us as advocates for change within the institution and become Reconciling Congregations.

We will reach out in mission to members of the LGBTQ community to welcome them to our churches and to affirm them as children of God.

Countdown until the next General Conference
UMC GC 2020 in Minneapolis Minnesota

Minnesota Reconciling Congregations


Inclusive and

Spirit Filled!

There is a  church home ready to help

with  your faith journey.

Directory of the Minnesota Reconciling Churches

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Outreach Activities

Pride Parade

Twin Cities Pride is one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States.  It  represents a phenomenal outreach opportunity by our Minnesota Reconciling Congregations to show their support for the LGBTQ community.

With a festival booth in Loring Park and our parade unit, we share God’s love for all.

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Festival Booth

Advocating for Change

Our Core Positions

We seek the removal of all hurtful language in the UMC Book of Discipline that is directed at homosexuals and the LGBTQ community.

In a call for Biblical Obedience, we support an Altar for All to allow UMC Clergy to perform marriages to any prepared couple.

We support the ordination and service of LGBTQ individuals who are called to ministry within the UMC.

Helping Churches Become Reconciling

Customized Support and Resources

The Reconciling Ministries Network and the Minnesota Reconciling Congregations provide support and materials that you need to help your Church become a Reconciling Congregation.

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Marriage Equality and the United Methodist Church

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Get Involved!

We need a representative to represent your local Church in this group.  A leadership team meeting is held every other month.

Location:         Hennepin Ave UMC in Minneapolis

When:              The second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm

Meeting Months:   January, March, May, July, September, and November