Are you interested in joining the list of Justice Seeking Congregations? Download the conveant agreement to learn more. And complete the application form to be recongnized. Got more questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Arch Street United Methodist Church
Arch Street UMC was founded in 1862 as a neighborhood church in center city Philadelphia, and as time and Philadelphia has grown, Arch Street has become an urban church for all people. As one of the oldest churches in the city, Arch Street has a rich history as a gathering space for justice seekers and people protesting the powers in all spaces. Arch Street United Methodist Church is a community of faith-keeping and faith-seeking people who embrace diversity in our congregation and community, and affirm the dignity and worth of every person as created in the image of God. We celebrate and give thanks for all of the gifts of God among us. Our welcome knows no boundaries, whether of age, racial or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, economic or marital status, or physical or mental ability. We welcome all to share in the ministry, fellowship, and blessings of full participation as members of Christ’s body.
Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church is the oldest Protestant congregation in Michigan and has been a witness for peace, justice, and equality for more than 200 years. As a Reconciling Congregations within the UMC, Central advocates for the full inclusion of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, both within the United Methodist Church and in society at large.
Central celebrates diversity of all kinds. Over the years, the pastors and members of Central have been active in the Civil Rights Movement, the LGBTQ Rights Movement, and numerous other campaigns for justice.
Central has also been a consistent voice for peace, actively standing against wars of all kinds over the past 100 years.
Church of the Open Door
Dumbarton United Methodist Church
When MFSA started the Justice Seeking Communities program, we recognized it as a natural fit for who we are as a congregation. From the 1960's, Dumbarton has been involved in social justice ministries -- from providing shelter for anti-war protestors during the Vietnam era to producing a musical ("Alice in Blunderland') which was a cautionary tale about the proliferation of nuclear weapons, to being active in the sanctuary movement. Dumbarton has advocated for peace and justice in the Middle East, has been a Reconciling Congregation since 1987. Today, members of Dumbarton march for Common Sense Gun Laws, rally as a counterbalance love alternative to white supremacist hate groups, exam our lives to understand our privilege, and steadfastly work for full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the life ministries of the United Methodist Church.
Sunday worship is at 11:00 a.m. Summer worship (Memorial Day - Labor Day) is at 10:00 a.m.
All are invited to worship with us. Come as you are!
First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG)
First United Methodist Church of Germantown is fondly referred to as FUMCOG. FUMCOG is like a family made up of the diversities and differences of human character who are united in a grand, mystical way. The community of FUMCOG has tirelessly labored to be a people filled with the Spirit of Christ and a household of faith working hand-in-hand to effect changes in self and the world.
First United Methodist Church of Schenectady
First UMC Schenectady is a church that loves to learn and yearns to be a gift from God to our communities. A Reconciling Congregation since 1996, we are fully committed to welcoming all of God's people in our midst. The congregation is diverse in a multitude of ways, and deeply committed to building the kindom of God together and with our neighbors. We are committed to interfaith work, justice advocacy, transforming the lives of people in poverty, and great music.
Neighborhood Church is a group of collaborative Christian neighbors building relationships for community and justice. Our mission: To work for restoration through relationship with God and community.
We see ourselves and our world as members of a global community of neighbors who tend to one another. We are a community of friends, families, advocates, spiritual seekers, emotional baggage handlers, social justice warriors, leaders, outcasts, locals, and transplants. We are an inclusive community. We are pro-LGBTQ folks and anti-racism. We are all love— no B.S. Our church is built to embody the love of Christ in an inclusive, diverse, and wall-shattering way.
Park Slope United Methodist Church
St. Luke United Methodist Church
St. Luke is a founding member of POWER Metro, a non-partisan, multi-faith coalition working for equitable funding for education and a raise in the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.
In June 2017 we celebrated our second anniversary of the vote to become a Reconciling Congregation, officially welcoming all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.
When you come to St. Luke we hope you feel the presence of the Living God in the music, in the message, and in the community in this place.
St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church
To do this, we will...
- Be a catalyst for love-inspired action and social justice.
- Nurture and inspire Jesus’ followers through dynamic worship and relationship-building to transform ourselves and the world.
- Teach and live progressive Christian values, including racial and gender equality, inter-faith partnership, LGBTQI affirmation, and empowerment of the last, the lost, and the least.
- Raise up future generations by fostering a congregation of all ages and developing young leaders & communities.