Peace has been a gay friendly church since 1991. Reconciling in Christ (RIC) is our name for affirming LGTBQ participation in all dimensions of congregational life. Peace has publicly advocated for gender equality, the dignity of children and affirmed people of all sexual orientations. All are part of God’s family and all are welcomed here: Gay and straight, bisexual, transgendered, young and seasoned, out or not; Single, married, committed, in love, widowed.
Pride in our Congregation
Our Music Director, Gary Sponholtz, is a member of the San Francisco Gay Mens’ Choir and the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Band. These pictures show the band in Washington, D.C. where they were honored to be in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade. Go Gary!
At Peace we walk the talk!
Our families take many forms:
Two moms, two dads, moms and dads together; Single parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles Childless, divorced and sharing child-rearing,
Whatever the form – Love Makes a Family!
Reconciling in Christ
Gay Friendly Churches
The Reconciling in Christ (“RIC”) Program recognizes those ELCA congregations that welcome believers of all sexual orientations and gender identities. There are now more than 300 congregations, synods and organizations in the ELCA that are on the Reconciling in Christ Roster.
Welcome to the household of God!
Here we are surrounded by the love which always includes and never excludes,
For each is made in the image and imagining of our Creator.
God’s grace shapes the space where all are embraced. You will always belong here.