Fall 2023 Update
FINAL DRAFT Belonging Statement
The RIC Team would like to thank you for all your feedback, all the conversations, all the attendance at events and on Sunday morning. It has been wonderful to do this work together. Per the last bits of feedback from the congregation we now have a final draft. Some of the feedback we received helped us refine our sentence structures or at least sent us down a road of wondering which wording would be the most appropriate and why. The statement below holds most strongly in compliance with common inclusive language across organizations.
We also fell in love with the language of belonging… not just welcoming. We believe this statement is reflective of who our congregation is right now (both asperationally and in practice today). Thank you for helping us make something we are not only proud of but feels like us.
Our team is open to feedback through the end of October on this final draft. After that it will go into the Annual Meeting Packet for a vote in January of 2024 to become our official statement on “who belongs at Triumphant Love”. Feedback can be emailed to email@example.com.
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church believes that God’s love surpasses all. We are an open and inviting congregation. We welcome God’s children of all ages, abilities, family structures, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, races and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status. We are building an affirming and inclusive community with those who believe, doubt, question, seek, and wonder. Everyone is unique, beloved by God, and worthy of a place to belong.
-The RIC Team