At the beginning of 2020, our church made a statement on inclusion.  We adopted a position of support and welcome embrace to the LGBTQ+ community in contrast to the General Conference’s decision of exclusion made in 2019.  Our church’s mission calls us “To follow and invite others….”  This is not a passive mission, but an active one.  To act upon our mission we offer classes with the goal of growing into the followers that our faith calls us to be.  These classes will be geared towards adults for now, and will aim to offer insights and facilitate discussion on the current issues facing the LGBTQ+ community as well as our church. 

Goals: All people are made in God’s image; Making Everyone welcome in our church; Ensuring Everyone feels Gods love and acceptance; Helping repair harm done to the LGBTQ+ community by churches in the past; Striving to be a welcoming place for all who seek God’s love; supporting each other on our faith journey; Informing and facilitating engagement between the church and the LGBTQ+ community

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Upcoming Events:

LGBTQ+ Ministry Team is inviting our church family to celebrate Pride during the month of June.

On June 3 we will begin celebrating Pride month with our North Liberty Community, at Let Love Fly Event. It’s being held Saturday June 3 from 11AM to 3PM at Centennial Park, North Liberty. LGBTQ+ has a table with information and a few activities. All are welcome to join us, whether you like to help out for a bit, or just stop by and say hi. Anyone wanting to join us & help out at our table, please email Elaine Hernandez ( or Tina Winch (,

LGBTQ+ Ministry team Iowa City Pride Parade (Stronger Together): LGBTQ Ministry will be marching in Iowa City Pride Parade on June 17 with our Circuit partners.  If you are interested in supporting our LGBTQ+ friends and celebrating Pride come march with us.  More information to come with times and meeting location.  Please contact Elaine or Tina if you are planning to attend. The Iowa City Pride Parade runs from 12:00-12:45 with entertainment and vendor fair until 10:00 pm that evening.