In September 2019, LWUMC voted to become a Reconciling Church. As part of our discernment process, we also wrote and adopted the following Welcoming and Inclusiveness Statement:
Welcome to Lake Washington United Methodist Church, where we strive to nurture everyone and send them into the world filled with God’s love and grace. We affirm all people to be of sacred worth – including those of every ability, age, race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, family configuration, economic and housing status, and religious background. As a Reconciling Church, we support full inclusion for all people in every aspect of church life, including pastoral ordination and marriage.
Our Mission is to share the love of Christ by reaching out, accepting people as they are, nurturing and strengthening one another in our living relationship with God, and going forth in faithful service and celebration.
The Mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.