All Are Welcome!

All Means All!

Welcome!  We are glad that you have found us.    Fairport United Methodist Church (FUMC) is a progressive, thriving Christian congregation in the suburbs of Rochester, NY.  Our congregation is proud to be fully welcoming, inclusive and affirming, allowing all people the ability to be involved in all aspects of the life of the community.  We are LGBTQI-friendly believing that God loves everyone – no exceptions.

In December 2012, in a historic and overwhelming congregational vote,  FUMC became the first Methodist Church in Monroe County to join the  Reconciling Ministries Network: a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity, within the church.

 

Reconciling Statement

We affirm that through God’s redeeming love for all, we are one in Christ. We respect the inherent and valuable contributions each member makes to the Body of Christ. We celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all persons of any age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnic origin, economic reality, family status, sexual orientation, diverse ability or social status. We believe that through Christ we are being reconciled to God and to one another. As we journey towards reconciliation, we proclaim this welcome to all God’s people, especially to those who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination within the church, affirming that no one is excluded or condemned. We invite all persons to journey with us as we discover the call of God on our lives through the ministries of Fairport United Methodist Church. To that end, Fairport United Methodist Church commits to the reconciliation of all persons as children of God and declares itself to be a Reconciling Congregation.

 

Links:

GayChurch.org ministers to the LGBTQI Christian community with the largest gay Welcoming and Affirming Church Directory in the world.

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is a non-profit agency dedicated to the eradication of heterosexism and homophobia and the empowerment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

The Religious Institute  is a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.

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