Welcoming Statements

 Asbury United Methodist Church

Asbury United Methodist Church in Yonkers, New York, established in 1771, has long been a welcoming community. We strive to follow the example of Christ, grow in love and welcome into full fellowship persons of every race, gender, culture, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity, economic circumstance, age, physical and mental ability, family and marital status. We affirm that  all persons are individuals of sacred worth.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church of Staten Island is a faith community who assert the lordship of Jesus Christ, celebrate the salvation he has wrought, and strive to serve him by loving God, loving neighbor, and loving self. We welcome and uphold the dignity of all people regardless of race, age, gender, gender identity, ability, social status, or sexual orientation. We are part of the Reconciling Ministries Network and work toward the full inclusion of all people in the United Methodist Church.

Christ Church Reconciling Ministries Statement

The people of God called Christ Church endeavor to keep God at the center of existence.  Above all things, God is, and, as the name of our family suggests, we know God best through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

All that we do and strive to become has its origins in the divine/human relationship.  All are welcome at God’s table, and so the hospitality we practice is of the most elemental kind.  Hospitality is the active evangel of the Christian faith.  It is the means of the Good News of the gospel; for those who would receive it, no one is excluded from God’s saving grace – no one.  So all who come are welcomed to discover with us the life of faith as shared through the witness of Christ.  This dynamic hospitality is essential to all the endeavors of Christ Church.  Our doors are open, are arms are open, our minds are open, and our hearts are open.

Since all are welcomed we wish to reflect the startling diversity of the human family.  This includes the diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education.  It is an essential obligation and privilege in New York City, among the most diverse cities of the world.  We have the extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the great human variety representative of God’s imagination.

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew Reconciling Ministry

SPSA is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, and a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network of United Methodists. Our congregation welcomes and celebrates the diversity of God’s creation by creating a community of faith where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals find support and encouragement.

Church of the Villiage Mission

We are living into the Spirit’s call to create a new ministry in the Village. We celebrate God in two multicultural worship experiences where English and Spanish are predominantly spoken. Our mission is to share our faith in Christ, to reach out with compassion and understanding to all God’s children, to carry out God’s will in transforming our community and the world and to build a deeper relationship with God through prayer, worship, study, and action.

We have declared ourselves to be a part of the “Reconciling Congregations Network,” a movement within the United Methodist Church where we commit ourselves as churches, and as individual members, to a witness of reconciliation and a dedication to justice for all persons, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or economic status.

Diamond Hill UMC Mission Statement

WE ARE a community of Christians who are drawn together by our journey of faith. We welcome all, unreservedly. Our aim is to nourish people who seek Christ’s sacred way of living.

WE SEARCH for spiritual truth and renewal through worship, prayer and study.

WE CELEBRATE AND EXPLORE our faith in joyful worship, music and the arts.

WE FOLLOW Christ’s example as expressed in the Gospels by caring for, encouraging and serving others in our homes, church, community and the world.

WE FAITHFULLY DISAGREE with the discriminatory policies of the United Methodist Church regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered individuals and families. Though we recognize there remain differences of opinion among us, we at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, as a Reconciling and Welcoming Congregation, believe that we are called to be reconciled to God and to one another.

First and Summerfield UMC Mission Statement

As a Body of Christ in downtown New Haven, we are a caring and diverse church, which is reflected in our worship, prayer, and action.

We welcome persons of every race, culture, class, age, ability and disability, and sexual orientations and gender identities, into our congregation.

We pray for the grace to be a people reconciled in God’s love. Our congregation aspires to be a nurturing community, supporting one another in our journeys of faith.

We work in the hope of sharing in God’s power for good among the powerless of this world.

With other Christian communions and religious faiths, we reach out to all God’s children in dialogue, mission, and ministry. We ask for God’s love, forgiveness and power as we struggle to do God’s will.

Kings Highway UMC Mission Statement

The Kings Highway United Methodist Church is a faithful nurturing christian family, inclusive of all persons regardless of race, age, gender, ability, or sexual orientation, committed to reach out to its members, community and the world through service, witness and education.

Mary Taylor Memorial UMC Mission Statement

Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church is a community growing in God’s grace and love. We are committed to following Christ’s teachings and example by heeding his call to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, preach the good news, teach our children and youth and visit the sick, homebound, and imprisoned. We recognize and celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and God’s gifts. As disciples of Our Lord, we publicly acknowledge, welcome, and support people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities, ethnicities, abilities, and socio-economic situations. Our welcome knows no boundaries. Called by the Holy Spirit to share a ministry that reflects God’s love and justice, we embrace and honor all who participate in the ministries and leadership of our church.

Memorial UMC… a welcoming community on a journey

The mission of Memorial United Methodist Church is to invite and welcome people to the abundant Way of Jesus Christ through a journey inward and a journey outward. We are a progressive, reconciling congregation that believes EVERYBODY has a place at God’s table. Memorial United Methodist Church strives to be an inclusive community of Christians responding to the Gospel call of Jesus Christ. We welcome and respect persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, physical or mental ability, gender, family status, sexual identity and orientation, age, theology, and economic circumstance. We affirm that all persons are individuals of sacred worth.

New Day UMC Mission Statement

We are connecting with God in a genuine relationship that transforms our lives.
We are crossing boundaries of race, class, sexual orientation and age.
We are confronting social injustice with the compassion and abundance of God.

Park Slope UMC Creed

Hand in Hand, we the people of Park Slope United Methodist Church – black and white, straight and gay, old and young, rich and poor – unite as a loving community in covenant with God and the Creation. Summoned by our faith in Jesus Christ, we commit ourselves to the humanization of urban life and to physical and spiritual growth.

Sea Cliff UMC Statement of Reconciliation

The United Methodist Church was built on a tradition of social action and ministry to the disenfranchised. We believe that the Gospel call to love and the example of Jesus’ ministry to all people outweigh a doctrine of exclusion. We believe Jesus proclaimed a Gospel of grace and that our faith is to be exemplified by our public ministry to the larger community. We believe we must put our faith into action whenever and wherever we can.

As a Reconciling Congregation we welcome all people regardless of age, gender, race, class, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation. We seek to address the needs and concerns of gay men and lesbians and their families in our church and in society, and to utilize the gifts of all people in our ministry without regard to sexual orientation. We accept gay men, lesbians and bisexuals as brothers and sisters and as co-workers in the household of faith.

United Ministry of Delhi

We, The United Ministry of Delhi, worship and serve God in ways that recognize and reflect the strength found in our diversity. Our United Methodist and Presbyterian (USA) heritage and affiliation help define our supportive fellowship which welcomes, without judgment or discrimination, all who seek a relationship with Jesus Christ. All are welcome without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity or orientation, socio-economic status, disability, dress or any other status or condition which could separate Children of God. We celebrate that our diversity is our strength!