Minnesota Reconciling Congregations

All are Welcome Here, No Exceptions

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It’s a new day for the United Methodist Church!  

After 52 years the “incompatible” language and restrictions on LGBTQIA+ persons and those who minister to them have been lifted

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News & Highlights

Welcome to The Well – Rosemount

Please give a warm welcome to the newest Reconciling Ministry of the movement Minnesota’s own:  The Well, Rosemount.

Minnesota Reconciling Congregations Calendar

Twin Cities PRIDE Festival – June 29-30 more

July 11, 7 pm – Regular monthly meeting – on-line

To receive email notices of monthly meetings, contact minnesotareconciling@gmail.com

Latest Recording:

2024 MRC Spring Gathering program and slides with Rev. Carol Zaagsma and Dave Nuckols – more

See our Resources Archive for other recordings or check out our YouTube channel.

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 1,436 Reconciling Congregations, Campus Ministries and Annual Conferences. It also encompasses 46,091 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. RMN is active in 5 countries.

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 more than 48 years of ongoing debate at each of the General Conference meeting of the UMC, the 2020 General Conference (held in 2024) removed all the harmful language and restrictions from the Book of Discipline with respect to LGBTQIA+ persons and the persons who love and minister to them!  Even though 2024 brought much progress, the work to warm hearts and open minds is not finished.

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.

Minnesota Reconciling Congregations

 Caring, Inclusive and Spirit Filled!

There is a  church home in Minnesota ready to help with  your faith journey.

Here, you’ll find 33 reconciling congregations, including 2 campus based communities.

Whether in  the metro or in greater Minnesota, there is a place for you.

Directory of the Minnesota Reconciling Churches

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Celebrating Minnesota’s Reconciling Connections

Minnesota has a long history with the Reconciling Ministries Network of the United Methodist Church.  Wesley UMC in Minneapolis became the first MN Reconciling Congregation early in 1987.   We now have 33 active Reconciling Congregations.  This is something to celebrate!   More

Living into Being Reconciling

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

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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Reconciling Process Resources – May 2024

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We need a representative to represent your local Church in this group at our meetings.

To receive email notices of monthly meetings, contact minnesotareconciling@gmail.com

Location:         Virtual meetings via Zoom

When:              The second Thursday of the month at 7 pm

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