Michigan United Methodists for Inclusion

Local Church Resources

Please use the resources below to take the “next steps” toward creating welcoming spaces for all of God’s beloved people.

 Welcoming Statement Examples


  • Enfleshed - Liturgy that brings back “justice, liberation, and delight.”

 Church Use Policy Examples

  • Kalamazoo: First - States, “WHO CAN BE MARRIED IN FUMC? Anyone who has a valid marriage license may be married in First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo.”

  • Do you know of local churches who have crafted building use policies creating space for same-sex weddings on church grounds? Please contact us through the page “Menu > Contact.” Thank you!

Other Resources

  • UM Forward: A summit for POC+Q+T Centered discussion about the future of The UMC in Minneapolis, MN.

  • Reconciling Ministries Network: RMN’s mission statement states, “Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.“

  • Methodist Federation of Social Action: MFSA is a “national progressive social justice nonprofit organization that mobilizes clergy and laity within The United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation and the world.”