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We seek to unequivocally welcome and celebrate LGBTQIA+ community members and the gifts that they bring to the Body of Christ.

You are welcome and celebrated here. Full stop. 

 

Pastor Lana is transgender, and both she and our communications manager are queer. FPC is proud to be a More Light Presbyterian church. MLP is a coalition of open and affirming churches that "[works] toward the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society."

 

Like the More Light Presbyterians, we believe that all people are image-bearers of God and that there is nothing that can separate us from God's love, regardless of what many churches proclaim. The PC(USA) as a denomination agrees with this and has "apologized for the [PC(USA)]'s previous unwelcoming stance on LGBTQ parishioners, [dedicated themselves to] celebrat[ing] LGBTQ church pioneers, and stated the church will welcome, lift up, and fight for the human rights of all people created in the eyes of God."

Here are some resources for folks who are curious about how people can have diverse sexual orientations and/or gender identities and be Christian at the same time, or how Christians can affirm these kinds of diversity. Know that there are many other ways of exploring these topics, too!