Letters: Park City Community Church preaches acceptance, inclusion and love
March 15, 2019
Acceptance, inclusion and love
In recent weeks, the Methodist Council voted to limit the extent of participation of the LGBTQ+ community in church activities. We three members of the Park City Community Church, a Methodist church, find this unacceptable because it is not inclusive nor compassionate. The Park City Community Church has been a part of the community for more than 100 years. During this time, the church was proud of following the Methodist motto of "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." Following Jesus' teachings, all people are welcome to be a part of our church. Welcome to all means welcome to LGBTQ+, blacks, Hispanics, skiers, snowboarders, full-time residents, part-time residents, believers, non-believers, doubters, etc. — all people!
The Park City Community Church is committed to the rights of and dignity for all. We aspire to be a church of acceptance, inclusion and love.
Joyce Cossin, Art Veenema and Brandie Ambler Revoy
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