Sermon Series: Skipping to the End
February 26, 2019
You may see some disturbing things about the United Methodist Church in the media, and a decision made by the global governing body this week. Know this, that efforts to ensure full inclusion for ALL people are not done (by a long shot!), and that Spirit of Hope continues to stand against hypocrisy and injustice in our beloved (if flawed) UM tribe.
To our LGBTQ friends and family: We see you. We love you. We want you with us. We stand with you in this hour. We will keep fighting the good fight against the evil that would tear you — and us with you — down. Keeping the faith means continuing to walk with Jesus — who walks with those who are shut out by narrow-minded and short-sighted religiosity. And so we keep step with him, wherever that takes us. Holy Spirit, come. Lord, have mercy.
The Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church family, ignited by the unconditional love and grace of God, humbly and joyfully strives to be an inviting and inclusive community of faith.
We affirm the divine origins of the diversity found in creation and in God’s people of all ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and physical or mental abilities.
We embrace all people regardless of marital, economic, educational, housing, religious, health, immigration, and any other status or distinction that may marginalize God’s children.
In short, we want all people to
BELONG — We aren’t supposed to be alone, and it is through meaningful, caring connections that we discover how we fit in the world.
BELIEVE — Once we have a home base from which to strike out into the world, we can explore with confidence.
and BECOME — It is through these forays that we experience transformation into the people we were always intended to become.
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Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Spirit of Hope. We’d love to meet you in person sometime!