Reconciling Community at FUMC of Iowa City
A group of concerned member of our congregation has joined the Reconciling Ministries Network to advocate for full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Reconciling Community Meetings
Led by Brad Langguth
When: Generally 1 time a month Sunday afternoons. Please see the calendar for the specific meeting time and date.
Where: Upper Room, in the back of the Sanctuary
The Welcoming Statement what was adopted on January 30, 2018:
We affirm Jesus’ example of love without reservation. We welcome participation of all people in the life and ministries of First United Methodist Church and we celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and believe this diversity enriches our journey together in faith.
First United Methodist Church openly welcomes all within the community of faith, who exhibit any and all differences in the human condition including, but not limited to: race, sex, age, ethnicity, culture, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, educational level, economic status, personality, and marital status as participants in the life and work of our community.
First United Methodist Church is a place where ALL are welcome.
The Reconciling Statement that was adopted on July 17, 2018:
We, as First United Methodist Church of Iowa City, believe that God intends the church to be an inclusive community which embodies love, grace, and justice for all people.
We recognize there are those who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination within the church.
We affirm the sacred worth of persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
We are committed to the reconciliation of all person to God and to each other through Jesus Christ, and we will advocate for full inclusion of all persons into the life of the United Methodist Church.
We recognize that there remain differences of opinion among us, but we journey together in faith towards greater understanding and mutual respect.