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Fight for Trans Inclusion Anti-Trans Legislation

If you've already written an op-ed or letter to the editor, or you've already called your legislator, thank you! If not, there may still be time in your state:

We've put together some language to help Reconciling United Methodists respond to anti-trans legislation spreading across the U.S. Click to learn more about anti-trans legislation in your state and how you can faithfully react.

Trans people already face heightened levels of discrimination and violence. As Reconciling United Methodists – people of faith committed to the affirmation and inclusion of God’s LGBTQ children – we have a spiritual obligation to speak out.

Get the Language and Instructions Here

Gender Identity 101

We're delighted to be able to share these three sessions on Gender Identity 101 with you! The link above takes you to the first video, but here's a link to the whole playlist.

All participants have agreed to be recorded and to share these recordings with you.

Supporting the Work of Reconciliation

We are so grateful for the many kinds of support we receive at RMN. Right now, we need the financial contributions of those who believe in the Reconciling mission in order to keep doing the valuable work that we do.

RMN changes the Church and the world through grassroots mobilization, education, inspiration through worship and word, pastoral care, and so much more. 

Will you invest today in RMN's vision for a Church for all LGBTQ people?
Give to the Reconciling Movement Today!

In the News & Newsworthy


The Albright Reconciling Group (ARC) at Albright UMC in Ponca City, OK, gets positive press from Ponca City News about their stance as an affirming, inclusive community.

Speaking about the WCA's plans for a new denomination, one anti-LGBTQ conservative United Methodist pastor feels it's unfair to be held accountable for harm done to LGBTQ people, claiming that “infinitely more harm is caused by spineless and sentimental church leaders who misrepresent the truth because they like being liked by people more than they like people loving Jesus." UMNS reports.

The Judicial Council releases decisions regarding the New Jersey Annual Conference's 2019 special session, which focused on a plan that would allow churches to decide how to include and affirm LGBTQ people in every aspect of ministry while still allowing other congregations the right to "agree to disagree." UMNS reports.

Please pray for Christ Chapel UMC and Moheto First UMC in Kenya as they embark on a youth retreat this weekend! We pray for safety and joy and a time of nourishment and discipleship for the young people of these Reconciling Churches.

Feel free to email Revs. Kennedy and Benedict with your prayers and support at and


Reconciling Job Openings

- NEW Hennepin Ave. UMC (Minneapolis, MN) - Associate Pastor/Minister of Discipleship
- NEW 
Palisades Community Church (Washington, D.C.) - Worship Coordinator
- NEW 
Trinity UMC (Springfield, MA)Director of Family Ministries and Connections
- NEW 
Resurrection MCC (Houston, TX) - Associate Pastor
- NEW Dayspring UMC (Tempe, AZ) - Youth Ministries Coordinator
- NEW 
St. Stephen's UMC (Norman, OK) - Director of Care Ministries
- Glendale UMC (Nashville, TN) - Staff Pianist
- Grace UMC (Baltimore, MD) - Communications and A/V Specialist
- St. Mark UMC (Atlanta, GA) - Director of Communications/Multimedia
- Bethany UMC (Madison, WI) - Director of Music
- Hope Church (Bloomington, IL) - Director of Worship
- FUMC Arlington Heights (Arlington Heights, IL) - Director of Children & Youth Ministries
- Inclusive Collective @ NIU (Chicago, IL) - Campus Ministry Resident
- Grandview UMC (Lancaster, PA) - Administrative Assistant
- Grandview UMC (Lancaster, PA) - Youth Minister and Media Production
- Arch Street UMC (Philadelphia, PA) - Worship Arts Director
- St. Matthews UMC (Acton, MA) - Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
- HA:N (New York, NY) - Director of Children's Ministry
- The Fountains (Fountain Hills, AZ) - Mission and Outreach Coordinator
Let us know what you think about these upcoming gatherings. 
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