ALL are Welcome - A Letter to Newman Center LGBTQIA+

Dec 23, 2022

Embracing Diversity at St Mark’s United Methodist Church

At St Mark’s United Methodist Church, we are proud to offer an open and inclusive community where ALL are welcome. This letter is dedicated to expressing our sincere support and love for the LGBTQIA+ community, highlighting our commitment to fostering an environment that celebrates diversity and provides a safe space for everyone.

Our Beliefs on LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

As a modern and progressive United Methodist Church, we firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves to be fully accepted and celebrated within our faith community. We recognize and embrace the incredible diversity within God's creation and strive to create a welcoming space where individuals can explore their faith without fear of judgment or exclusion.

Welcoming Environment

When you step into our Newman Center, you will immediately feel a sense of warmth, acceptance, and belonging. Our church community has worked diligently to ensure that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities feel comfortable expressing themselves and experiencing a meaningful connection with God and others. We have cultivated an environment free from prejudice, providing a safe haven where individuals can fully embrace their identity and spirituality.

Support and Resources

Understanding the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community, we have established a range of support services and resources to offer assistance, guidance, and a sense of community. Our dedicated LGBTQIA+ support group, led by understanding and empathetic individuals, provides a space for open dialogue, sharing experiences, and building supportive relationships. Additionally, we offer regular educational workshops, guest speakers, and counseling services to ensure that individuals and families have access to the support they need.

Advocacy and Social Justice

At St Mark’s United Methodist Church, we are committed to not only providing an inclusive environment but also advocating for the rights and social justice of the LGBTQIA+ community within the wider society. Through partnerships with local organizations, we actively promote equality, fight discrimination, and work towards creating positive change. We firmly believe in using our collective voice to champion LGBTQIA+ rights and address issues of inequality.

Join Us at St Mark’s United Methodist Church

If you are seeking a faith community that fully embraces and supports the LGBTQIA+ community, we invite you to visit us at St Mark’s United Methodist Church. Embrace the warmth, love, and understanding that will greet you when you enter our doors. We welcome you with open hearts and arms, ready to walk with you on your spiritual journey, celebrating the uniqueness that makes you who you are.

Contact Us

For more information about the Newman Center at St Mark’s United Methodist Church and our commitment to LGBTQIA+ inclusion, please feel free to reach out to us. Our dedicated staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


At St Mark’s United Methodist Church, we firmly believe that embracing and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community is an integral part of our mission. We understand the importance of acceptance, love, and inclusion, and strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued and supported. Join our faith community and experience the power of unconditional love, spiritual growth, and fellowship.

Chris Cook
As a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, I'm glad to see communities like this taking a stand for equality.
Nov 15, 2023
Sam Bo
Love and acceptance - the key to a harmonious community.
Nov 8, 2023
Crystal Wimberly
🌈 Love and acceptance for all!
Oct 11, 2023
Michaela Felicidario
Thank you for being a beacon of love and acceptance in your community. Your dedication is truly admirable.
Oct 4, 2023
Samiya Edwards
It's refreshing to see a church that actively embraces diversity and advocates for equality.
Sep 29, 2023
Witold Proszynski
Great to see a church taking a stand for inclusivity and acceptance! 🏳️‍🌈
Sep 26, 2023
Stu Kahn
This is a beautiful example of how faith and acceptance can coexist. Thank you for your devotion to inclusivity!
Sep 21, 2023
Kristen Isenberg
Your efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone are truly inspiring. Thank you!
Aug 9, 2023
I appreciate the dedication to creating a safe space for everyone at the church.
Jul 16, 2023
Nicole Moke
This is truly heartwarming. Thank you for spreading love and acceptance in your community!
Jul 4, 2023
Cristian Panaite
This is a wonderful example of how a church can be a place of love and support for all its members. Thank you!
Jun 3, 2023
Neil McClure
Thank you for spreading a message of love and acceptance to all members of your community.
May 29, 2023
Nick Goodall
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, it's heartening to know that there are places like this where I can feel accepted and supported.
May 27, 2023
Rihimona Whaanga
Thank you for fostering such an inclusive and welcoming environment! 🌈
Apr 9, 2023
Stephanie Linville
Inclusivity should be celebrated, and I'm glad to see St Mark’s United Methodist Church leading the way.
Apr 1, 2023
Matthew Ammerman
Kudos to St Mark’s United Methodist Church for their dedication to making everyone feel valued and included.
Mar 16, 2023
David Dann
Thank you for showing that love knows no bounds. Your commitment to inclusivity is truly commendable!
Mar 6, 2023
Peet Venter
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, it means a lot to see a church offering genuine support and love.
Feb 23, 2023
Jason Pedersen
In a world that often feels divided, it's inspiring to see a community coming together to support diversity.
Jan 8, 2023
Michael Staley
It's wonderful to see a church embracing diversity and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Jan 2, 2023
Claudia Gold
I'm grateful to see a church actively working to create a welcoming environment for everyone.
Jan 1, 2023
Annette Paden
The world needs more communities like yours. Thank you for setting a positive example.
Dec 31, 2022