Saturday, August 22, 2009

We are the church together!

The news out of Minneapolis is wonderful!  

This week, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted to:
 - allow partnered gay men & lesbians to become ministerial leaders in the church
   - allow congregations to recognize same-sex unions
 - approve a comprehensive, inclusive social statement on human sexuality

The ELCA also finalized a "full communion" agreement with the United Methodist Church, enabling the two denominations to forge a stronger, mutually supportive relationship.  

Cambridge Welcoming Ministries lifts up prayers of thanksgiving and tears of joy that the doors of inclusion are being thrown open, and we rejoice with our siblings in the ELCA!  
What an auspicious time for the ELCA and UMC to enter into a deeper relationship!

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