Statement of Welcome and Inclusion

We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Resurrection Lutheran Church as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ. We affirm that all people are worthy of God’s love and grace, for all are created in the image of God and are beloved children of God.

God welcomes all! Therefore, we welcome all, including those of all races, cultures, or nationalities; those of all sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, or relationship statuses; those of all ages, whether babies, children, adults, or those with more life experience. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything else that too often divides us.

We recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that although we may not think alike, we can love alike. We especially proclaim this statement of welcome to any who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in church or society. As beloved people of God, we invite everyone to join us on this journey of reconciliation toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

Approved by the Congregation Council, December 2016.