Those who identify with the LGBTQ+ community and wish to participate in the life and ministries of AUMC are welcomed with open arms.  Our congregation is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network of churches, meaning that we are welcoming, affirming, and inclusive for all.  We hope you will join us in worship, fellowship, and serving the Lord together.

Below is our official statement in this regard, adopted by congregational consensus in November, 2019:

“As United Methodists, we believe in open hearts, open minds, and open doors.  The congregation of Avondale United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, is open to all of God’s children.  We welcome, include, fully affirm, and celebrate the lives of all people.  People of all physical and mental ability, race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, family structure, marital status, socio-economic class, faith history, and sexual orientation are welcome, affirmed, and loved here. We believe that all individuals are created by love in God’s image.  As a Reconciling Ministry Church, we strive to create a safe space and a community that enriches the life of everyone.  We embrace our diversity and invite all to be a vital part of our church family and ministry.”

Helpful Links:

synergyservices.orgHomeless, Youth and Human Services– Kansas City Center for Inclusion – Free, confidential, 24/7 crisis intervention programs through phone, text and chat National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255