Reconciling Ministries Statement

Statement approved by Ad Council, ratified by Charge Conference

New Paltz United Methodist Church has long been a welcoming community. We are growing in God’s grace and love. We are committed to following Christ’s teachings and example by heeding his call to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, preach the good news, teach our children and youth and visit the sick, homebound, and imprisoned. We recognize and celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and God’s gifts. As disciples of Our Lord, we publicly acknowledge, accept, and support people of all races, beliefs, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities, ethnicities, abilities, and socio-economic situations. Our welcome knows no boundaries. Called by the Holy Spirit to share a ministry that reflects God’s love and justice, we embrace, honor and encourage all to participate in the ministries and leadership of our church.