We Are A Reconciling Community
It is with great joy that we announce that 93% of members that voted express support for the First United Methodist Church of Moorestown to become a Reconciling Congregation!
In addition, 90% of those voting support the following mission statement:
FUMC of Moorestown seeks to live the motto of the United Methodist Church: “Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors.” Following the example of Jesus, the Reconciling Team of FUMC believes that living this motto means dedicating ourselves to social justice and service. We affirm the scriptural message that all people are created in the image of God, and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We celebrate our human family’s differences, including diversity of race, ethnicity, age, religious background, life experience, economic status, marital status, family configuration, physical and developmental ability, education, sexual orientation and gender identity. As Jesus welcomes each of us, we welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of FUMC to worship, love, serve and grow.
The First United Methodist Church of Moorestown has been recognized by the Reconciling Ministry Network (RMN), a national organization of United Methodist individuals, churches and small groups (“communities”). See www.rmnetwork.org for more information.
In the months to come, we plan to continue offering educational opportunities, seek partnerships with other like-minded communities of faith, and host events intended to reach out to the LGBTQ community. Stay tuned!
Please contact Allan Hanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
LGBTQ Suicide Awareness Presentation – June 5, 2019
Peggy Campolo Presentation
at First United Methodist Church January 14, 2018
Play Audio Below
The Reconciling Team recommends the following outside sources for additional information:
Christians Talk (Video Clips)
- America’s pastors rethink homosexuality (3:25)
- The Bible and Homosexuality (Part 1) (2:26)
- The Bible Doesn’t Change, our Understanding Does (4:07)
- Christian Parents Rethink LGBT Inclusion (4:00)
- The Realities of the Gay Lifestyle (3:26)
- Moral Crisis in Church (1:57)
- Does Christian Scripture Really Condemn Homosexuality?
- The Clobber Verses – Six verses cited at gays, lesbians, same-sex relationships and the LGBTQ+
- The Bible Doesn’t Say That Homosexuality is a Sin
An Analysis of the Seven Scriptures Sometimes Claimed to Refer to Homosexuality