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United Methodist Congregations: WE DISSENT!
From a press release
2016-06-18

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As United Methodist congregations at the forefront of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer inclusion within the greater Chicago area, we ABHOR and DISSENT from the continuing stance of exclusion as represented in the recent meeting of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church as held in Portland, Oregon.

As a part of the Reconciling Ministries Network, 750 congregations and communities and over 32,000 individual United Methodists across the country who are working to end the discriminatory policies and practices of The United Methodist Church, we continue to believe and affirm that LGBTQ persons are beloved of God, blessed in the fullness of humankind and remain full members of our United Methodist Church.

As we lament the continued discriminatory policies of our global denomination, we also recommit to a position of active and prophetic resistance. As congregations rooted in the ageless protestant movement, we vow to continue the work of reforming the church. Our ministries and mission will not be defined nor confined by our denominational affiliation.

Aldersgate UMC - Wheaton, IL

Berry Memorial UMC - Chicago, IL

Bethany Methodist Communities

Bethany of Fox Valley UMC - Aurora, IL

Broadway UMC - Chicago, IL

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

Christ UMC — Deerfield, IL

Church of the Incarnation UMC - Arlington Heights, IL

Church of the Three Crosses

Edison Park UMC - Chicago, IL

Epworth UMC - Chicago, IL

Euclid Avenue UMC - Oak Park, IL

Faith UMC - Dolton, IL

Faith UMC - Genoa, IL

First UMC - Arlington Heights, IL

First UMC - Chicago Temple

First UMC - Downers Grove, IL

First UMC - Elmhurst, IL

First UMC - Evanston, IL

First UMC - La Grange, IL

First UMC - Park Ridge, IL

First UMC - Western Springs

Glenview UMC - Glenview, IL

Grace UMC - Chicago, IL ( Logan Square )

Grace UMC - Lake Bluff, IL

Hazel Crest Community UMC - Hazel Crest

Hemenway UMC - Evanston, IL

Holy Covenant UMC - Chicago, IL

Irving Park UMC - Chicago, IL

Morgan Park UMC - Chicago, IL

New Hope UMC - Chicago, IL

Northbrook UMC - Northbrook, IL

North Shore UMC - Glencoe

Prince of Peace UMC - Elk Grove Village

Ravenswood Fellowship - Chicago

St. Andrew UMC - Carol Stream

St. Andrew UMC - Homewood, IL

Trinity UMC — Wilmette, IL

United Campus Ministries - Dekalb, IL

United Church of Rogers Park - Chicago, IL

University Christian Ministry

Urban Village Church - Chicago, IL

Wesley UMC - Aurora, IL

Wesley UMC - Cicero, IL

Wesley UMC - Naperville, IL

Winfield UMC - Winfield, IL

Winthrop Harbor UMC

GETS Sacred Worth

UMSO at North Central College

Community UMC- Naperville


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