After a formal process of discernment, learning and discussion, in September 2021 we held a special church conference and voted to become a Reconciling Church affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network (https://rmnetwork.org
). As a Reconciling Church, we adopted the following Reconciling Statement:
At the United Methodist Church of Westford:
We celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in community equally shared and shepherded by all. We welcome and affirm people of every gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, who are also of every age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, level of education, and family structure, and of every economic, immigration, marital, and social status, and so much more. We acknowledge that we live in a world of profound social, economic, and political inequities. As followers of Jesus, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of justice and pledge to stand in solidarity with all who are marginalized and oppressed.
We joyfully invite you to participate fully in the life of our church community.
You are welcome here.