PNW-RMN Online Resources
The Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network is an affiliate of the national Reconciling Ministries Network, a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.
Reconciling Ministries of Washington State
The map above lists congregations in Washington State that have gone through the process to declare themselves Reconciling Ministries, and fully affirm people of all sexual orientations into their worship community.
Download and print the PDF version of this map (273K)
Also of interest:
The Valuing Families online resource provided by the National Council of Churches is designed to inspire Christian families to honor and prayerfully support families of all shapes and sizes. It may be used by individual families or by congregations as content for family or intergenerational events.
Out in Scripture
Out In Scripture is a resource for anyone open to God's voice for today. It is especially helpful for preachers preparing sermons based on the Revised Common Lectionary (a selection of Bible readings for each Sunday). The Bible's not about beating you up, but lifting us all up. It includes the seeds of liberation and justice. You, too, can be out in scripture.
Quilting for Justice
Includes intriguing stories of how quilts were used to help the slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. Today our struggles for justice involve a different group of people every bit as much in need of support: United Methodist Clergy who face the loss of appointments due to their sexual orientation. Read more about the quilts for justice.
To Plead the Cause and PNW-RMN Resource Guide
Will your church still embrace those who discover they're lesbian or gay?
"To Plead the Cause" is a 32-page (in 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" format) theological study paper which was published by the Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network (PNW-RMN) in 2001. Researched and written by the Rev. Paul Beeman, a retired United Methodist pastor...(read more on "To Plead the Cause")
PNW-RMN Resource Guide
Contents of the Resource Guide