Welcoming Statement

We are pleased to announce that our Church Council recently approved the final version of BUMC's Welcoming Statement which declares our welcome of all persons fully into the life of our church.

We are a congregation that welcomes all
with open hearts, open minds and open doors.
Our faith is deeply rooted in the
Methodist tradition of social justice
and we support the inclusion of all
in every aspect of the life of the church.
We are more than the sum of our parts.
We are a community of believers, doubters and seekers
of all ages, from all corners of the earth.
Our church family is made up of people
of differing sexual orientations and gender identities.
We are socially, politically and theologically diverse,
yet we are one in the body of Christ.
We welcome everyone who wishes to join us
as we strive to order our lives in the way
of the footwasher, Jesus Christ, to love our God,
to love our neighbors and to bring
peace, kindness and justice to a world in need.


Thank you to erveryone who provided input during our extended discernment process.  To view previous drafts and discussion, click here.

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