Reconciling Statement

Reconciling Statement

Holy Cross UMC

Holy Cross United Methodist Church is a family of God dedicated to worshiping, learning, and serving with all people as we embrace Jesus Christ’s message of love and acceptance. Together we are called to share God’s love through ministry with and around our immediate communities and beyond.  We are committed to a ministry built on the themes of reconciliation, friendship, compassion, and service to others.

As a United Methodist Church, we stand fully behind the statement “Open hearts. Open minds.  Open doors.”  Building on our tradition of welcoming those who have come before, we celebrate our diversity and invite all persons regardless of age, gender identity, racial or ethnic background, sexual orientation, marital or socioeconomic status, nationality, physical or mental ability into full participation in the life of this community of faith.  

All members of our church family will be eligible for marriage, communion, baptism, membership, or any activity that is part of the life of our church.  We recognize that there are differences among us but believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike.  We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and in society.  May we continue together in the work of reconciliation and love for all people. 

Statement Source: adapted with slight changes from Woodlawn UMC and Capital Hill UMC