Since being one of the first 13 Presbyterian congregations in the US to form the More Light Network in 1983, Westminster has fought for the full inclusion of and end of discrimination against the LGBTQ family. We do not just accept but celebrate the gifts God has given through our varied sexual orientations and gender understandings.
Much has changed in and beyond the church since those early days. On Jan. 23, 2017, Westminster hosted the closing ceremony of Open Doors (shown), the local chapter of More Light Presbyterians. So many congregations are now welcoming and affirming that the need for the network had diminished but each congregation, including Westminster, remains committed serve with and for the LGBTQ community.
We were glad to once again host The Scrolls Revealed seminar led by Parish Partner Rev. Harry Stock. [Note: Harry has incorporated this ministry and will begin taking it to other parts of the country beginning this year.] We celebrate Pride Week and scheduled ensembles of the Gay Men’s Chorus to inspire worship. We are planning to be a site for TransPride in 2018 and will show the film “Tangerine” in June. Elder Kerr will be offering a workshop on pronouns and gender identity in 2018.