Reconciling Ministry

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Reconciling Ministry

Congregations with a deliberately inclusive ministry are members of the Reconciling Ministries Network.  The Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church.

RMN is a national progressive grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and in practice.

For more information visit the Reconciling Ministries Network.

Congregations with a deliberately inclusive ministry are members of the Reconciling Ministries Network.  The Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church.

RMN is a national progressive grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and in practice.

For more information visit the Reconciling Ministries Network.

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St. Mark’s United Methodist Church – Convenant of Reconciliation
Adopted May 2006

  • We believe that all persons are recipients of God’s love and grace, and are infinitely and equally worthy.
  • We proclaim that all women, men and children are created in the image of God and that all are children of God.
  • We affirm and welcome the participation of bisexual, gay, intersex, lesbian, transgender and all other sexual and gender minorities in all aspects of the community of faith in our church home.
  • We likewise welcome persons of any age, race, ethnicity, culture, economic condition, physical or mental ability.  We embrace and seek to affirm the beautiful, amazing diversity of God’s creation.
  • We pray and hope our affirmation of the wholeness of all people will bring reconciliation and understanding to all.
  • We profess to be a Reconciling Congregation proclaiming God’s grace and dignity for all people.
General information

Called to Witness
Don’t You Think Everyone Should be Welcome in The United Methodist Church? Find Out How You Can Help Make This a Reality

This year at annual conference, there will be a vote on an important and historic amendment to the UM Constitution that will ensure that the United Methodist Church is committed to being an inclusive church. On May 2nd, 2008, at a session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church held in Fort Worth, Texas, the following constitutional amendment was made by a recorded vote of 558 Yes, 276 No. It will be presented to the Annual Conferences for vote in 2009.

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An Open Letter re: Marriage Equality

Dear Pastor,

“Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” The voters of California added that sentence, Proposition 8, to the California Constitution on November 4, 2008, by a small majority. More than 80 percent of those who attend church every week voted in favor, and more than 80 percent of those who never attend church voted against. This was the first issue in my 61 years that got me out knocking on my neighbors’ doors and asking for their votes. I believe this presents an opportunity to expand the family of God in California.

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Invocation at Rally against Supreme Court Prop. 8 Decision
Faith Whitmore Invocation

The Rev. Faith Whitmore gave the invocation at the May 26, 2009 rally on the steps of the State Capital in Sacramento, protesting the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Prop 8.

Here’s what she said:

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