Hello Harmony members and supporters -
We are delighted to welcome Community of Christ Riverview, a congregation located in the Michigan Mission Center, as our newest Harmony Welcoming & Affirming member congregation. 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈✝️
Here is their statement:
"We are a welcoming community centered on the worth of all persons. Responding to God’s call, we affirm and include LGBTQIA2S+ persons at every level of our congregation. We recognize each person as whole, sacred, and unconditionally loved by God. You are welcome here, and we are blessed by your presence."
- Adopted on Sunday, July 23, 2023
On behalf of the Harmony Board of Directors, we wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to the dedicated members of the Riverview Congregation for prioritizing this holy work. May your ministry be blessed and truly provide for the needs of God's people wherever they may be on their journey.
Please join us in congratulating Beyond the Horizon for their commitment to inclusion in our beloved denomination. Consider contacting Linda Stanbridge (Harmony Facilitator) to share any words of encouragement and gratitude. You may also consider making a donation to the Riverview Congregation (contact Linda for details) for their dedication to this holy work.
In the coming months, Riverview Congregation will host a celebration service to commemorate this major milestone. Stay tuned!
NOTE: Congregations in the Michigan Mission Center interested in the Harmony Welcoming and Affirming program should contact Linda (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We are encouraged by the number of congregations currently participating in our Welcoming & Affirming Program, and we look forward to sharing more good news like this!
With excitement and hope,
Your Harmony Board of Directors