At BUMC, we welcome all of God’s children and celebrate diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability and social status. We will seek to faithfully live into the credo of our church: Inviting All, Engaging Hearts and Minds, and Serving Others With The Love of Christ.
On August 10, 2020, at a Special Church Conference, BUMC voted to join the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of joining the RMN and being an inclusive church.
Joining the Network is a public statement about how BUMC is welcoming and fully including LGBTQ persons. However, our work is not done. Going forward, we will be intentional about putting the welcoming principles for LGBTQ persons, and all persons, into "real life" practice. Authentic hospitality doesn't just happen. We have to be prepared. We will be intentional about learning how to do this well, and we will seek to learn from the successes and failures of other churches in the network. But for now, let’s celebrate this wonderful step that our congregation has taken!