POP Approves RIC Welcoming Statement

On October 29, 2023, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in a special congregational meeting adopted the Welcoming Statement below and has become a Reconciled in Christ Congregation.

Reconciling in Christ Welcoming Statement

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Princeton Junction, New Jersey commits to live as a community of people seeking reconciliation and wholeness in our life together and in our outreach to the world and to all of the beloved children of God.

We affirm the humanity and sacredness of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions so that all of God's beloveds can live lives to the Glory of God.

We commit to the work of anti-racism, liberation, social, and environmental justice so that all of God's beloveds can live lives free from these constraints and to the Glory of God.

We affirm the humanity and sacredness of all those who have experienced exclusion because of race, ability, age, or culture so that all of God's beloveds can experience inclusion to the Glory of God.

We affirm the humanity and sacredness of those who wrestle with addiction, physical or mental illness, imprisonment, difficult socio-economic circumstances, and reject that any of these struggles make us people who are not worthy of seeking the love of God. We welcome each and every person who is seeking God's love and grace. You, regardless of or because of these or other societal stigmas, are invited to join with us in the lifelong journey of practicing resurrection with gratitude and grace. You are needed and valued as without you we cannot truly be the body of Christ in and for the world.

Last updated on December 21st, 2023 at 09:56 am