Reconciling in Christ
The Reconciling in Christ program (RIC) is a means whereby Lutheran congregations declare themselves open and supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT+) people and their families. This program began in 1983. In August of that year, Saint Paul was one of the first two congregations in the United States and the first west of the Mississippi to become RIC; today nearly 900 settings (including congregations, synods and organizations) across the ELCA and ELCIC (Canada) have declared that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are equally welcome.
We were a founding member of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (formerly Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministries [LLGM]). Click here for more infomation.
Here at St. Paul, GLBT+ people are not only encouraged but expected to participate in every aspect of the life and ministry of the congregation. Approximately 20% of our members are also part of the GLBT+ community.