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Brecksville United Methodist Church Welcoming Statement

Brecksville United Methodist Church is called to the ministry of reconciliation. We embrace diversity as a gift. We celebrate our human familyís diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of Godís love and grace. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Brecksville United Methodist Church as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ.


Reconciling Ministries Network is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in The United Methodist Church.


The Reconciling Task Force

The Reconciling Task Force meets regularly. (Check the church calendar for details.) You are welcome to attend an RTF meeting. This is a small but inclusive group. If you still have questions about the reconciling process, attending one of the meetings would give you a great opportunity to ask! Members of RTF include Karen Schroedel, Chair. Penny Burns, Liz Fredrick, Bridget Gee, George Gee, Jenny Gee, Claire Hayes, Ric Lesinski, Sarah Lundholm, Gretchen Mates, Joy Parker, Amy Piorkowski, Elinor Rowan, Jenna Schroedel, Rev. Clark Stein, Marisol Wylie, and others.

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The Reconciling Ministries Network
Mobilizing United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christís inclusive love.
www.rmnetwork.org

Recommended Reading
God Believes in Love by Bishop Gene Robinson
Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality by Jack Rogers
Homosexuality and the Christian Faith by Walter Wink.

The BUMC Speaker Series
"God is Still Speaking" (Part 1 of 2) by Nell Taylor. (View Nell's talk below)
"The Me I Was Created to Be" by Cindy Winkler. A Personal Perspective on Living Into Your God-Created Self. Video coming soon.
"The Right Side of History" Panel Discussion with Rev. Jared Littleton and Rev. Shaundra Cunningham, which addressed the reconciling process and why they believe it so important for churches today.


"God is Still Speaking" (Part 1 of 2) by Nell Taylor


"God is Still Speaking" (Part 2 of 2) by Nell Taylor