All Means All
We believe that all people are created in the image of God.
Therefore we offer a wide welcome to all people regardless of age, sex, racial or ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, physical or mental ability or economic or immigration status.
In keeping with our pursuit of embodying mutual respect with all people, Lynnewood became a Reconciling Church in 2016. We stand with other United Methodist congregations across the globe declaring our welcome to all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Because we believe that discrimination has no place in the church, the members and pastoral staff of Lynnewood reject decisions by the United Methodist General Conference that exclude and harm our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer siblings. We welcome ALL into full participation in the life of our community and invite anyone wishing to celebrate their marriage in the Spirit of Christ’s love to do so in our church facility.
If you’d like to join us on the journey of inclusion, check out our Wider Welcome team.
Please visit the Reconciling Ministries Network website for more information.
A Church of Many Cultures and Backgrounds
We live in a community rich in cultural diversity. Our church strives to reflect and celebrate that diversity. For that reason, we have held a Filipino prayer service following Taiphoon Haian, offered annual New Year’s Blessings in the tradition of India, invited an author, Margaret Zhao, to speak about her life in China, and conducted services featuring the cultures of the Philippines and India. We often sing songs in different languages and have international brunches.
We are also aware of how systemic racism and white privilege impact the everyday lives of our black, brown and AAPI siblings. As followers of Jesus, we are committed to uncovering our own biases, dismantling racism, and building a world where all can flourish together. Our Interfaith Awareness and Wider Welcome groups work at cultural inclusiveness in every aspect of our life together.