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. 

 

Welcome Statement 

At Trinity we strive to have our congregation be a direct reflection of our neighborhoods and the people who live here. We believe that we are all God’s beloved children and we strive to be a living example of mutual respect, acceptance and collaboration  

 

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

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