Reconciling Ministries Updates:

Reconciling Ministries Speaker, Nov. 24, at 10:00 am - Sanctuary

You are invited to hear Mrs. Betsy Diemer, the Head of the Reconciling Ministry Committee at Aldersgate UMC speak about her church’s experience as they became a Reconciling Congregation. Please come to the Sanctuary between services to listen.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

Reconciling Ministries Letter Mailed to Congregation

The Reconciling Ministries Team hopes you have read the letter sent recently about our church's process to become a Reconciling Congregation, as well as the moving letter from retired Bishop Richard Wilke. In a letter dated August 21, 2019, Bishop Wilke, a respected retired bishop, and author of the Disciple Bible Study, addressed his journey regarding the issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage and the concerns he has for The United Methodist Church. You can watch a video of Bishop Wilke on the issue here

The United Methodist Church of West Chester strives to be a welcoming place of worship for people of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, sexual orientations and gender identities. Our church is exploring the process of becoming a Reconciling Congregation. A Reconciling Congregation shares God’s welcome to all persons regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


A committee has formed to explore this process. Please contact the church office if you have questions or would like to participate in this work. 


For more information pick up a leaflet from the round table in the Gathering Area and visit 

United Methodist Church of West Chester 2019

129 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382    610-692-5190