"We welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace.
We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture,
sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status.
Our unity is in Christ.”
Since 2008, Ascension has committed to being a “Reconciling in Christ” (RIC) congregation that welcomes and includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people.
Over the years, “Reconciling Works” a progressive Lutheran movement,
(through which we are recognized as a ‘Reconciling’ congregation) has
grown significantly. There are now approximately 886 RIC Partners throughout the United States and Canada.
Reconciling Works has a fantastic website with resources that explain what it means to be an RIC congregation.