LGBTQ Inclusion

Seeking to experience the full richness of Christ’s body, we welcome into fellowship and membership all persons who confess faith in Jesus Christ, inclusive of diversity of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic or social class, education, and physical or mental condition.

Following congregation-wide conversations in 2010 and 2015, we are committed to blessing, and being blessed by, persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

We welcome and affirm LGBTQ persons for membership, marriage, ministry, and staff positions. We affirm our pastors’ full participation in pastoral care, rites, and blessings for all individuals and families, including pre-marital counseling, weddings, and child dedications.

First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana is a member of the Supportive Communities Network of the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interests.  We celebrate the work of the Pink Menno campaign.

We are overjoyed to share with the world a mini-documentary about some beloved people at First Mennonite Church and our striving together for LGBTQ+ justice.

Watch “God’s Love is For Everybody” (30 mins)