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. On February 27, 2022, our church voted with 87% affirming votes to become a Reconciling Congregation. A Reconciling Congregation shares God’s welcome to all persons regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
All are welcome in this place! The vision of The United Methodist Church of West Chester is to build a spiritual home where you are family. We want to be a Christian community that invites everyone to know, love, and serve God. We are a family that truly cares about and for one another. As beloved children of God, we are all worthy of God’s love. The United Methodist Church of West Chester affirms our belief that all persons are created in God’s image and are of sacred worth and that no one is incompatible with the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ. We strive to live like Christ, welcoming and affirming all people, regardless of race, age, ability, national origin, education, class, economic status, sexual orientation, or gender expression. We welcome all to fully and actively participate in all aspects of ministry and the life of our congregation. We acknowledge the pain caused by exclusion and discrimination in the church and society. We therefore commit to cultivate inclusive love and intentional hospitality. We hope to embody our values as brothers and sisters in Christ encouraging everyone to share in our life-long faith journey.
Video, An Act of Love
The Reconciling Ministries Team held a video screening, An Act of Love, "a documentary about the trial that rocked the United Methodist Church and the minister who risked it all for his gay son." For more information on the film, go to https://www.anactoflovefilm.com/
Bishop Wilke's Remarks on Reconciling Ministries
The Reconciling Ministries Team shared a video by Bishop Wilke, A Plea to The United Methodist Church and hosted a small group discussion. You can watch Bishop Wilke's remarks below.
Please contact the church office if you have questions. For more information pick up a leaflet from the round table in the Gathering Area and visit www.rmnetwork.org.