We are grateful for our ministry partners at Open Door Ministries - who offer support, connections, advocacy, and education for our LGBTQIA+ community members and our congregations throughout our synod. 

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We are a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Synod. The council and leadership of the Northwest Washington Synod affirms that all people are beloved children of God. We welcome people of all sexual orientations, genders, abilities, races, nationalities, economic statuses, and backgrounds, to join in the life of our community. We welcome all because God welcomes all and we recognize that our differences are gifts to our communal life. As Christians in the Lutheran tradition, we recognize that we are all saints and sinners and we are works in progress towards authentic diversity. As such, we commit ourselves to confession, repentance, study, and action on issues of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, economics, and other issues that can create division where we seek community.

We encourage our member congregations to engage in similar conversations, including discussion of becoming Reconciling in Christ Congregations. (approved June 6, 2020)   

Find an RIC congregation & learn about becoming an RIC congregation at Reconciling Works