We Are a Reconciling Congregation
Metropolitan is proud to be a reconciling congregation that welcomes the participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender persons and their families and advocates for their full inclusion in the church and society.
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church affirms that all individuals are of sacred worth without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, education, marital circumstances, economic status, physical and mental condition, or criminal history. We declare ourselves in support of the reconciling movement and welcome the full participation in the church of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender persons and their families, as a reflection of God’s unconditional love. At the same time, we recognize differences of opinion on issues of sexuality and seek to journey together in faith toward greater understanding and mutual respect.
- Join the reconciling team. This team works to welcome and support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons into our congregational life. Members of the team also work to advocate for their full inclusion in the church and in the broader society. Metropolitan’s reconciling team is also involved with the Baltimore/Washington Area Reconciling United Methodists (BWARM) which works to encourage dialogue and education about LGBT issues, increase the number of reconciling congregations, and stand in solidarity with all who have been excluded or marginalized by the Church.
- Show your support. Each year since becoming a Reconciling Congregation, Metropolitan has taken part in the Washington area’s Pride events and marched in the pride parade. All are welcome to participate in this act of witness.
To learn more about reconciling activities or join the team, contact Kerm Towler.