On March 17th, our Church Council met and the discussed at length, our response to the actions taken during the 2019 General Conference.
As leaders of the church, we are united in our commitment to provide an inclusive place of worship. To our GLBTQ+ friends and neighbors, you are welcome at Elkhorn Hills.
We have open doors.
Our pews are filled with children of God, representing a wide range of diverse thoughts and perspectives. While we don’t always agree on every issue, we respect and accept one another.
We have open minds.
We aim to do no harm and remain committed to the principles established by John Wesley, to “do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all times you can, as long as you ever can.”
We have open hearts.
This is not an easy time for the United Methodist Church. We know several are hurting and many are wondering what’s next? We are in the process of gathering input from members of Elkhorn Hills to understand their sentiments and help identify our next steps. As we move forward, know that we will continue to embody Elkhorn Hills’ mission of “Sharing Our Love for Jesus by Serving Others.”
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Pastor Rebecca or myself.
Gail Graeve, Chair
Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church Council