Welcoming Churches

[Note: This is not a complete list of welcoming churches. For a bigger database of churches around the country, check out this great list of GLBT Faith Communities]

Calvary Open Door Worship Center - Bellflower, California

Casa de Cristo Evangelical Church -- Phoenix, Arizona

Cathedral of Hope MCC in Dallas, Texas

Christ Chapel of the Valley -- North Hollywood, California

Christ Covenant MCC -- Atlanta, Georgia

Christ United Methodist Church -- Northampton, Massachusetts

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist -- A welcoming church in San Francisco, California

First United Lutheran Church in San Francisco, CA

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ - Columbia, SC

Gentle Spirit Community Church -- a welcoming church in Atlanta, GA, whose focus is to bring the word of God and Jesus the Christ to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.

God's Holy Territory - Portland, Oregon

Good Hope MCC - Cape Town, South Africa

He Is Ministries Worship Center -- Knoxville, TN

Holy Spirit Fellowship in Long Beach, California

Holy Trinity Community Church in Memphis, Tennessee

Holy Trinity Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church -- Minneapolis, MN

MCC Boston in Boston, Massachusetts

MCC Columbia -- Columbia, South Carolina

MCC Pittsburgh -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MCC Richmond -- Richmond, Virginia

MCC Richmond -- Parish extension in Fredericksburg, Virginia

MCC of Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church in Hollywood, California

New Beginnings -- a Christian church for all people, in Richmond, Virginia

New Life MCC -- Charlotte, NC

Oasis -- Gay and lesbian ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California

Ojai United Methodist Church -- in Ojai, California

Open and Affirming Congregations in Washington State

Open Door Community Church -- Little Rock, Arkansas

Open Door Community Church -- Denver, Colorado

Orchard Park United Methodist Church -- A welcoming church in Western New York

Ormewood Park Presbyterian -- A More Light church in Atlanta, Georgia

Reconciling Pentecostal Assembly -- Scottsdale, Arizona

Renaissance Christian Church -- Vancouver, BC

Potter's House Fellowship -- Tampa, Fl

St. Clare's Anglican Chapel -- Serving Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and surrounding areas of Northwest Arkansas

St. Francis Lutheran Church -- A welcoming church in San Francisco, CA

St. Mark United Methodist Church -- A welcoming congregation in Atlanta, Georgia

Seekers Church -- A welcoming community in Washington, DC

Tabernacle United Church -- A PCUSA and United Church of Christ union church in Philadelphia

Turning Point Assembly -- a GLBT affirming Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Ohio

Turning Point Church -- Indianapolis, Indiana

Unity Fellowship Church -- Charlotte, North Carolina

Universal Life Church -- Universal Life Church Congregation 60641 is a Welcoming and Affirming Web-based church.

The University Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.

Virginia-Highland Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA

Walnut Creek United Methodist Church in Walnut Creek, California [near San Francisco]. They also host MCC of the New Vision.

Well-Spring Chapel Marysville, Washington

White Rock Community Church -- A welcoming evangelical Christian Church based in Dallas, Texas. They even have sermons in RealAudio for you to enjoy!


Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons

Affirmation: United Methodists for GLB Concerns

Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Anglicans -- An international alliance of lesbian and gay organizations and ministries in the Anglican Communion

The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists -- Affiliated with the American Baptists this organization is doing great work around the country opening church doors for gays and lesbians.

Brethren/Mennonite Council for LBGT Interests -- BMC supports all people as they seek to know God's will for their lives, including those open to same-sex relationships, those seeking a life of celibacy, and those exploring questions of sexual orientation.

Dignity -- Dignity/USA is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Catholics and their friends in over 80 chapters across the United States.

Friends For Lesbian and Gay Concerns -- A community of people of diverse sexual orientations and genders who believe that our spirituality and sexuality are not only reconciled, but divinely intertwined.

Integrity -- For LGBT Episcopalians

Lutherans Concerned-North America

Metropolitan Community Church

More Light Presbyterians -- We are individual members and congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who are faithful to God's call and believe that God continues to open new understandings of scripture and the Word in the life of Christ. As a Christian community, we believe that the church must seek to live out those understandings in our life together.

Presbyterian Parents of Gays & Lesbians

Q-Light -- GLBT Quakers

Rainbow Baptists -- American Baptists Concerned for Sexual Minorities and Honesty -- Southern Baptists support and advocacy group.

That All May Freely Serve -- A group of dedicated Christians, working within the boundaries of existing Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) policy, striving to open barriers that will permit gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people to serve openly as clergy and elders within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) through education and dialog.

United Church of Christ

United Methodist Church's Reconciling Congregations Program

Unitarian Universalist Association

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