St. Luke’s continues to discern how our congregation is uniquely poised to become a more welcoming church to the gay, lesbian and transgender community through the Believe Out Loud program (https://www.believeoutloud.com/) and the Episcopal “Integrity” organization (http://www.integrityusa.org).
We have been graced so far with informational seminars, group/personal reflections and guest speakers that were insightful and uplifting.
If you missed participating in those, fear not – we have a few more opportunities coming up!
On February 26 during Spiritual Deepening (9:30 a.m. in the library), Dina Strong Grimmett will lead us into a deeper conversation about same-sex relationships in relation to scripture and the Episcopal tradition.
Additional meetings will be scheduled if needed, and then we move towards developing and adopting an inclusive welcoming statement for St. Luke’s. Ultimately, St. Luke’s would then be added to the “Welcoming Church” map on the Believe Out Loud network so that our LGBT brothers and sisters know that St. Luke’s is a safe and supportive community to worship with.
If you have questions about the process, please contact Nicole Vieira or Ed Gregori. Keep St. Luke’s in your prayers while we move through our discernment, and while we seek to further open ours hearts and minds to share the love of Christ with all!