In May of 2019, after listening to comments and questions from church members, our Administrative Council unanimously voted for our church to become a Reconciling Congregation.
Our church’s decision to become “reconciling” follows a growing trend of United Methodist churches in Maine and across the country because of decisions made by the global United Methodist Church to strictly enforce not allowing the ordination of LGBTQ clergy, forbidding United Methodist churches to be used for same-sex weddings, and to remove the credentials of clergy who perform same sex marriages.
Our church is now recognized by the GALIP Foundation, which is “dedicated to bringing the reconciling message of God’s love and reconciliation to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community. GALIP stands for God’s Agape Love (put) into practice.
For more information about GALIP and its work, click here: www.gaychurch.org