Mission Focus for June – Inclusivity

May 31, 2019

The mission focus for June 2019 is Inclusivity –June is Gay Pride month. There have been multiple opportunities at BLC to read and discuss the ELCA social statement on human sexuality, a portion of which addresses the national Lutheran church’s thinking on LGBTQ identifications. Learn more at:

1.  The ELCA Social Statement on Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust – https://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Human-Sexuality

2.  A website, which defines terms – https://www.glaad.org/reference/lgbtq

We pray:  Creator, giver, and sustainer of life, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. May you show your children that they are all welcome and perfect in your image, lifting up their differences as gifts. Provide strength to all people who face persecution and oppression because of their lifestyle, sexuality, or orientation. Help us to build a community that allows all people to live their truths by creating spaces that are safe and affirming. Amen