Minnesota Reconciling Congregations
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News & Highlights
2023 Minnesota Reconciling Congregations Spring Social Gathering
Join us on Saturday, April 29 from 11:30-2:30 at Spirit of Hope UMC in Golden Valley. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch, visit with old friends and make new ones, then participate in a program with author and theologian Austen Hartke (he, him) who will share his experience coming out as a transgender Christian, from his childhood in non-affirming churches to his years in seminary, and now as an educator for faith communities worldwide. More
Understanding the Impact of Homophobia, Transphobia, and Heterosexism within the UMC
On Friday, November 5 at the 2022 North Central Jurisdictional Conference, delegates gathered for a time of storytelling, listening, and learning on the impact of homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on individuals within The United Methodist Church. Learn more and listen to the three people who shared their stories here
Living into being a Reconciling Congregation
Faith UMC in St. Anthony supports RECLAIM! an organization that provides mental health services to queer and trans youth, young adults and their families. In addition to therapy, RECLAIM! trains mental health professionals, provides community trainings, education and outreach to change the overall access to care for queer and trans youth. Support of RECLAIM! has been an important outreach activity for over ten years. Faith provides support through an annual spring plant sale, attending RECLAIM’s! annual Celebrate the Love fundraiser, individuals who provide financial support and volunteer with RECLAIM!. For more information about RECLAIM! check out their website https://www.reclaim.care
Minnesota Reconciling Congregations Calendar
Spring social with program on transgender inclusion - Apr. 29, 11:30 am
MRC regular meeting - May 11, 7 pm, Zoom
MRC at Minnesota Annual Conference - May 31 - June 1
MRC at Twin Cities Pride - June 24-25
To receive email notices of monthly meetings, contact email@example.com
Mar. 2 Intersectional Justice webinar with Rev. Dana Newhauser - more
Oct. 21 update with Rev. Dr. Izzy Alvaran and Dave Nuckols
Inclusive Methodists....building a new Church
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.
After being postponed due to continuing COVID-19 disruption, the next United Methodist Church's General Conference is now scheduled for 2024.
Countdown until the next General Conference
UMC General Conference 2024