Welcome to our friends from the LGBT Community!

All Are Welcome

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WE ARE RECONCILED IN CHRIST
Crossroads is a community of welcome in Christ. That welcome offers a place of safety and assurance for all, free of violence or contempt, bigotry or judgement.

In the hospitality of the Gospel, we make explicit that this welcome includes gay and lesbian persons. We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one.

Because gay and lesbian people have so often found scorn and rejection in churches, a clear word is needed. We therefore affirm:

* that gay and lesbian people share with all others the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God;
* that gay and lesbian people are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making the same affirmation of faith that all other people make; and
* that as members of this congregation, gay and lesbian people are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.

The Reconciling in Christ program was started by Lutherans Concerned to recognized the Lutheran synods and congregations, which welcome gay and lesbian believers. There are also three national organizations in Reconciling in Christ: Lutheran Students Movement USA, Lutheran Volunteer Corps and Urban Servant Corps. More information is available at Lutherans Concerned.

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