YOU are Welcome at WPLC!
We are a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation that welcomes, affirms, and includes all people. No matter your gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, race, country of birth, socioeconomic or employment status, physical ability or disability, political party, immigration status, home address, or medical or psychological or religious history—you are welcome!
We look forward to meeting you! The best way to connect with us is to be our guest during a 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. Not sure what to expect? Click here to learn more about our worship. You’re also welcome to join us for one of our many engaging fellowship, service, or education events. You can find out about these events in our weekly e-newsletter. Click here to enroll in the weekly e-news.
Affirmation of Welcome
As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people in our world. We are called to reconciliation and wholeness and are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.
We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28)
Christ has made us one. We acknowledge this reconciliation extends to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Because gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring concern.
It is for this purpose that we affirm the following:
- that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being
unique individuals created by God; that all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identities, are welcome at Wicker Park Lutheran Church;
- that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome to become members of this congregation upon making a common, public Affirmation of Faith; and
- that as participants in this congregation, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.
Adopted by the Congregation Council on January 12, 2006