We Are a Radically Welcoming Congregation
Have you driven by the church on Highway 55, the one proudly and tenaciously flying the giant rainbow pride flag out front? That’s us.
Starting when we voted overwhelmingly to become a reconciling congregation in 2005, Spirit of Hope has hosted outreach events for the church and community such as concerts, speakers, and movies with LGBTQIA+ themes. Members participate in the Golden Valley Pride Festival, helping with the Minneapolis Pride Festival at the Reconciling Ministries table in Loring Park and marching in the parade. We meet regularly with representatives from other reconciling United Methodist churches to to coordinate activities, and our pastors express support for LGBTQIA+ persons in their sermons.
Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church believes that we are all children of God, created by God with our multitudinous differences, and that God loves us all equally. Guided by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we pledge our love and acceptance to all persons, especially to those who have felt hurt and abandoned by the institutional church. We proclaim ourselves to be a reconciling church, and we invite seekers from all ages, races, cultures, and sexual orientations to join us in fellowship and worship of the God of love.
For more information about Methodist reconciling ministries, visit Minnesota Reconciling Congregations of the United Methodist Church (mnrcumc.org).