A reconciling congregation - Real people - St Mark’s United Methodist Church

Jan 5, 2023
About Us

Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community with Love and Acceptance

Welcome to St Mark’s United Methodist Church, a reconciling congregation dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive space for the LGBTQ+ community. We are committed to fostering an environment where all individuals can embrace their true selves, find spiritual growth, and experience the love of Jesus Christ.

Our Commitment to Inclusive Faith

At St Mark’s United Methodist Church, we believe that everyone deserves respect, love, and acceptance, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Our commitment to inclusive faith is deeply rooted in the teachings of Jesus, who embraced and welcomed all people.

Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, we offer a range of resources to provide support and guidance:

1. LGBTQ+ Support Groups

Our church hosts regular support group meetings where individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions can come together to share experiences, find understanding, and build a strong support network. These groups provide a safe space to discuss relevant topics, offer advice, and nurture personal growth.

2. LGBTQ+ Friendly Services and Ceremonies

St Mark’s United Methodist Church proudly performs same-sex marriages, commitment ceremonies, and baptismal services for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. Our pastors and team are dedicated to ensuring that all love is celebrated and recognized within the church community.

3. Educational Workshops and Seminars

We believe in the power of education to foster understanding and promote inclusivity. Our church regularly organizes workshops and seminars on topics related to LGBTQ+ issues, faith, and spirituality. These events provide opportunities for open dialogue, learning, and growth.

4. Counseling and Pastoral Care

Our pastors and trained counselors are available to provide compassionate care and guidance to members of the LGBTQ+ community. We understand the unique struggles and offer support to individuals and families through one-on-one counseling sessions, pastoral care, and spiritual guidance.

5. Advocacy and Activism

St Mark’s United Methodist Church is actively involved in advocacy work for LGBTQ+ rights and equality. We partner with local organizations, participate in pride events, and support legislation that seeks to protect and uplift the LGBTQ+ community.

Embracing Diversity and Celebrating Love

Our congregation is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and we celebrate the uniqueness of each person. We believe that love is limitless and should be extended to all, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Join our Inclusive Community

If you are looking for a welcoming and inclusive spiritual community that embraces the LGBTQ+ community, we invite you to join us at St Mark’s United Methodist Church. Connect with us today to learn more about our services, events, and how we can support you on your spiritual journey.

Tomas Swift
Dedication to inclusivity and acceptance is commendable. St Mark’s United Methodist Church, keep up the great work!
Nov 9, 2023
David Lawrence
This is an amazing example of a truly inclusive and supportive church. I admire their commitment to embracing diversity and fostering spiritual growth.
Nov 8, 2023
Ko Ko
Thank you for sharing the wonderful work of St Mark’s United Methodist Church in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Oct 30, 2023
Michael True
An inclusive and supportive congregation like St Mark’s United Methodist Church is truly worth celebrating. Thank you for being an example of love and acceptance.
Sep 13, 2023
Alderney Gate
Inclusivity and support are essential in every community. It's heartwarming to see St Mark’s United Methodist Church leading by example.
Aug 6, 2023
Mitesh Shridhar
This is the kind of love and acceptance that every congregation should strive for. Well done, St Mark’s United Methodist Church!
May 3, 2023
Carol Reddin
I admire the dedication to creating an inclusive space for the LGBTQ+ community. This is the kind of support that truly matters.
Apr 28, 2023
Rebecha Herman
Creating an environment where everyone can embrace their true selves is powerful and meaningful. Thank you, St Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Apr 3, 2023
Tabitha Bower
It's heartening to see St Mark’s United Methodist Church providing a safe and supportive space for the LGBTQ+ community. Keep spreading love and acceptance!
Jan 17, 2023
Kathleen Ehrhardt
It's great to see a place of worship that embraces and supports all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation. Well done, St Mark’s United Methodist Church!
Jan 16, 2023
Golianis Nathan
Embracing diversity and supporting the LGBTQ+ community is a beautiful display of compassion. St Mark’s United Methodist Church, you're making a difference.
Jan 10, 2023