by Rev. Bradley Laurvick, Highlands United Methodist Church in NW Denver

As a United Methodist, as a pastor, as a child of God, I remain committed to our call to build a home where all belong.

Never has it been more important for loving, inclusive United Methodists to be bold in our ministry, in our reconciliation, and in our proclamation of God’s love.

What the General Conference passed was largely unconstitutional and wholly repugnant. As a United Methodist, as a pastor, as a child of God, I remain committed to our call to build a home where all belong.

I invite you to join me.

To those who have been further harmed by this action of our denomination, particularly our LGBTQ siblings, my heart breaks for you. Know you are worthy of the infinite love God has for you. Should you need care of any kind, please let me know.

To the community and congregation I serve, I will offer more information and interpretation of this complicated event in the days to come. I want to remind you as quickly as possible that Highlands UMC is my hope for the Church.

Uniting Methodists is a movement rather than an organization. As a movement we are striving for greater inclusion and genuine representation in pursuit of shared goals. The statements found on this website represent our current consensus about important questions before the church. We invite suggestions, critique, and engaging conversations from persons across the UMC. The Uniting Methodists Leadership Team views this work as iterative and certain to be added to and enhanced over time.

* Uniting Methodists is a not-for-profit movement made up of members of The United Methodist Church and is not associated in any way with Room for All, Inc., an LGBTQ advocacy organization in the Reformed Church in America.

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