Reconciling Ministries Updates:

Video Screening, February 9 at 10:15 am
The Reconciling Ministries Team will be screening a video by Bishop Wilke, A Plea to The United Methodist Church, on Feb. 9, at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary. Following the video we will have small group discussion. Grab your coffee and join in.


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

We thank Mrs. Betsy Diemer, the Head of the Reconciling Ministry Committee at Aldersgate UMC who spoke to us about her church’s experience as they became a Reconciling Congregation. 

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