Thursday, February 2, 2012

Welcomes on Both Coasts

In the last couple of weeks we've been swamped with new Reconciling in Christ congregations- it's been a joy to speak with pastors and members from all over the country. This week we're honored to welcome Faith Lutheran Church of Junction City, OR; St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York, NY; and Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity of Vallejo, CA.

At Faith Lutheran in Oregon, you can find members together in Bible study, at worship at 10:30am Sunday mornings, and don't forget to check out a taste of the past in the original Faith Lutheran Cookbook, DANSK MAD!

At St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, you can attend a traditional service or a Sunday evening jazz service. They also host a coffee house and are reaching out to the local LBT community by hosting the AIDS Memorial March, hosting meetings for the Pride Parade and recognize both National Coming Out Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Holy Trinity is a church on the move and just beginning a host of new activities. You should stop by to visit and find out more in person!

As always, we're incredibly grateful for the work of welcome done each day by these congregations and we hope you'll join us in supporting them in our thoughts and prayers.


  1. My church has several L/B/G members, but it's a very old congregation; it's been in the same place for 50-some years. One of our services, at 8:00, is "traditional" and has ~50 gray heads. I've been trying to talk my pastor into becoming RIC, but he won't consider it because of all of the older members. If our church loses only one or two members who pay tithe, the business side would have to start making major budget cuts.

  2. The graying of the congregation isn't a valid reason to not explore the RIC process... our church is primarily gray and we have just become an RIC congregation!


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