Welcome Statement 

At Trinity we celebrate God’s children in all of our beautiful forms.  We open our hearts and church to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender identity, social status, political views, abilities, who we are or who we love. Together we strive to grow in love and joyfully serve God, our community and the whole of God’s creation.  We make this journey together.

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) 

At Trinity’s Annual Meeting in January 2019, we decided to undertake the journey of becoming a Reconciling in Christ congregation, to intentionally welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community to our church.  Since that time, we have hosted a training for 20 members of our congregation, formed a dedicated team to lead this initiative, held guest speaker events, video screening events, held open forums for opportunities to ask questions and discuss the process, and circulated informational flyers and terminology sheets. We are also planning a Bible Study to explore how our RIC journey aligns with biblical teachings. 

 

 

Our RIC Team Members:

Kate Conran,   
Pauline Ray,   
Kathy Nardoni,   
Tony Bogyo,   
Andrew Bogyo, 
Pastor Erica Kennedy  

 

Resources

Building an Inclusive Church Site: https://www.reconcilingworks.org/bic/

An Ally’s Guide to Terminology: https://www.glaad.org/sites/default/files/allys-guide-to-terminology_1.pdf

Clunky Question Videos we’ve screened 

Why can’t church just say “All are Welcome!” and leave it at that?: https://youtu.be/KeJ8_umyMc0

“LGBTQIA” Why do you need a label for everything?: https://youtu.be/WpQK2U7ci2g

How do you know you are gay?: https://youtu.be/iZgVnLUUF0A

I don’t “get” trans: https://youtu.be/8jRBfekOjPQ

Is this a gay church now?: https://youtu.be/x_2Z6HHcmGg

Video about a transgender child.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3M2kd_VmeM

Here’s a link to Rebekah’s talk at the youth gathering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16v4H70hqRk

PFLAG slides – PLEASE NOTE, FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY. LOGIN REQUIRED.

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