Rainbow Crossing Articles and Sermons

Read an article on annarbor.com  featuring Rev. Paterson and how this church has chosen to be a welcoming church toward those in the GLBT community. (Published Oct. 28, 2010)

May 2016: Same gender wedding (Pollard/Williams) and General Conference 2016 bulletin insert

Sermon transcript: A Hunger For Hope – Rev. Nancy S. Lynn – May 5, 2012

Sermon transcript: Love Above Law – Rev. J. Douglas Paterson – June 24, 2007

Sermon transcript: Welcoming Through The Heart of Christ – Rev. J. Douglas Paterson – January 29, 2006


Frank Schaefer
, recently defrocked as a United Methodist Pastor for performing the same-sex wedding of his son, visited us on Saturday, May 10, 2014. This is a podcast of his talk and the Q & A session that followed:

Frank Schaefer also shared a message with us during worship on Sunday, May 11, 2014:


Randy Roberts Potts
, a former social worker and middle school English teacher, is a freelance writer who wrote about his coming out experience as the grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts in the recent It Gets Better book. Randy spoke and took questions on Saturday, March 10, 2012 (see transcript). Randy also spoke to our congregation during worship on Sunday morning, March 11, 2012 (see 2-part video clip below).

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2