Fairport UMC is a Reconciling Congregation
What Does Reconciling Mean to Fairport United Methodist Church?
It means that we have made a commitment to being in loving Christian ministry with all people without prejudice, to truly have “open hearts, open minds, and open doors,” to work toward the time when our congregation, our denomination, and our society live the all-inclusive love that our faith demands. As a sign of that commitment—and a vehicle for helping to achieve it, we have officially affiliated ourselves, along with over 700 other communities, with the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN).
Fairport United Methodist Church is committed to the welcoming statement printed in our weekly program:
FUMC is a Reconciling Congregation where all persons of any age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnic origin, economic reality, family status, sexual orientation, diverse ability or social status are welcome without reservation to share in God’s love.
Mission of the Reconciling Ministries Network:
Reconciling Ministries Network is a Christian and United Methodist organization. The mission is to mobilize United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
Recent outreach has included an Informational Meeting in conjunction with the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. FUMC hosted an informal presentation by two members of the Gay Alliance group. The presenters shared their personal stories, recounting their many and varied struggles. They each spoke with sincerity and passion about how they came to understand and accept who they were as one of God’s children. Both commented on how meaningful it was for them to be welcomed in a spirit of love into our Fairport church setting. During the Q & A segment, many in attendance commented on how valuable it was for them to get to really know people with different sexual orientations – to get beyond stereotypical biases and to see God’s love shining through.
How To Get Involved:
To become involved with Fairport UMC’s Reconciling Ministry outreach, contact Terri Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reconciling Ministries Network – Here
Reconciling Ministries Facebook page – Here
The GALIP Foundation: – Here