For years the United Methodists have been torn about how to welcome LGBTQ folks. This week they voted, as a denomination, to affirm the stance that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” This will ban gay and lesbian clerics and prohibit officiating at same-sex marriages.
Sonoma United Methodist Church has long stood as one of the welcoming denominations in the Valley and is currently home to the first married, same sex clergy couple to openly serve in the denomination.
As an act of support and solidarity, delegations from First Congregational Church, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Congregation Shir Shalom will share a joint worship service this Sunday, March 3rd at 10:00am at Sonoma United Methodist Church located at 109 Patten Street.
We welcome you to join us at Sonoma United Methodist this Sunday. If you attend the 9:00am St. Andrew service, a delegation will be leaving for SUMC at about 9:30am, or you may go there directly.
May each of us, in our own way, continue to choose love; all the time, every time. In God’s eyes, everyone is loved and equal.