Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Florida-Bahamas Synod Lets its Light Shine!

The Florida-Bahamas Synod provides a document on its website called “Resources for Becoming a Place of Welcome.” The purpose of the document is to provide a resource for congregations who are looking to become a more welcoming place for people of various races, ethnicities, abilities, etc. . . . Recently, the synod added a list of five Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregations located in the synod. These congregations have adopted statements welcoming LGBT people and their families. Each congregation is linked to its “congregational profile” on the Lutherans Concerned website (lcna.org), which provides more specific information about the congregation, including contact info, worship style, etc…

LC/NA is proud of our RIC congregations in Florida. They are shining examples for the other congregations in the synod.

Let’s not hide our light under a bushel. If your synod doesn’t list and feature its RIC congregations, perhaps you might call your synod office and request that they do so.

And if your congregation is doing amazing ministry, let us know. We like to spread the good news!

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