Heights Methodist clergy welcome all
To the Editor:
By now, many Heights residents will have read or heard that a body of The United Methodist Church recently voted to maintain its discriminatory position regarding same-sex marriage and ordination. We want you to be aware that not all United Methodists are like-minded.
As the United Methodist clergypersons serving in Cleveland Heights, we affirm our passion for, and commitment to, justice and covenant with all of God’s children. Our congregations, though diverse, share a calling to love God and neighbor, and to include all souls in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. All are welcome in our parishes, including our LGBTQIA+ kindred, as we live together in humility and strive to find God’s best hope for all of us.
A General Conference is not the church. WE are the church, the gloriously messy body of Christ where the witness continues. And there is room for all at the table.
Shannon Trenton, Andy Call, Gregory Kendrick
Rev. Shannon V. Trenton, Church of the Redeemer UMC
Rev. Andy Call, Church of the Saviour UMC
Rev. Gregory Kendrick, Church of the Saviour UMC