Celebrating 15 Years as a Reconciling Congregation
As an expression of Christ’s inclusive love, the Bethany congregation voted on November 20, 2002 to become a Reconciling Congregation. On October 26, 2011 the statement was revised to be more inclusive. What does this mean? Simply put, it means that we welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to worship at Bethany and be a part of our church family. Read our Statement of Reconciliation here.
The rainbow sticker and flag at Bethany’s main entrance is a symbol recognized by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community. The sticker and flag communicate that all are welcome here as full participants in Bethany’s family.
For a brief history of the Rainbow Flag and its meaning, click here.
The United Methodist Church could finally be on the cusp of legislative change. Thanks to decades of advocacy by LGBTQ persons and allies, we find ourselves in an unprecedented position. Check out the A Way Forward page for more information.