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Reconciling in Christ

What’s in a Pronoun?

Reconciling in Christ Youth+Adult Forum April 10 · 10:30 AMWhy do people add he/his she/her they/theirs behind their names these days? How does that help someone feel welcome? On April 10, Grace members who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community will be part of a panel discussion on their perspective and experience of Grace’s genuine welcome…

What the Bible Says About Sexuality & Gender

Reconciling in Christ Youth+Adult Forum with Dr. David Fredrickson What the Bible Says About Sexuality and GenderMarch 27 & April 3 · 10:30 AMLet’s ask the theologian! In this 2-part series, Dr. David Fredrickson from Luther Seminary will speak on passages from the New Testament relevant to the contemporary ethical debate concerning sexuality and gender. There…

RIC Movie Review: Palmer

Palmer: Family is Who You Make It Hey folks! Suggesting a feel-good movie: “Palmer” is the story about an incarcerated former high school football star who returns home to put his life back together. And it is here, in this small town, that he meets Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. Sam is…

RIC Sunday

Reconciling in Christ Sunday January 30  ·  9:30 am Our partnership with Reconciling Works paves the way for our way of welcoming all, exactly as they are. RIC Sunday is just ahead, when we get a chance to celebrate both our status as a Reconciling in Christ congregation and our partnership with Reconciling Works, the…

Reconciling in Christ Book List

GROWNUP READS One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches to the Marginsby Emmy Kegler (Author), Rachel Held Evans (Foreword) The stories of Scripture are for everyone. No exceptions. Emmy Kegler has a complicated relationship with the Bible. As a queer woman who grew up in both conservative Evangelical and progressive Protestant churches, she knows too…

What is Reconciling in Christ?

What is RIC? The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. Lutheran communities that publicly welcome people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, and other sexual orientations and identities (LGBTQ+) are accepted onto the Reconciling in Christ Roster which now exceeds 650 settings, including over…

R.I.C. Committee

Here at Grace we have our welcome mat out for everyone. “All are welcome,” we say. But does everyone believe that our greeting extends to them? Not necessarily. For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender believers, finding a church in which they too will feel at home can be a discouraging, even disheartening, experience. For them,…