Park Ridge church becomes ‘reconciling congregation,’ welcomes LGBT community 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 03:59PM
OutFaith in First United Methodist Church Chicago, Methodist, Park Ridge

By Jennifer Johnson, Pioneer Local News (Chicago Sun-Times) - January 17, 2012

Members of a Park Ridge congregation this month took a formal and, some would say, bold step toward an increased level of acceptance by the church.

The membership of First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy Ave., voted Jan. 8 to become a “reconciling congregation,” establishing the church as one that welcomes homosexual, bisexual and transgender people for worship. [Read Full Story]

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