Inclusivity at First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor
Know God. Love Unconditionally. Affirm All.
No matter where you are on your faith journey you are welcome and included at First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor. Our church buildings are used for ceremonies of Christian marriage for all couples, regardless of gender.
What Is Our Approach To Social Justice?
We believe that we are called, not only to love and serve, but also to stand in solidarity with our neighbor in need. We work to build houses, fund housing projects, provide clothing and household items, and support proposals to increase the availability of affordable housing. We work on food insecurity, advocate for key federal funding and policies that help support people experiencing hunger, provide meals for and raise funds to help those who are hungry. We build relationships and support communities all over the world through our mission teams. We stand against injustice of any form. We are an official sanctuary solidarity congregation. We support full inclusion of our LGBT siblings in the United Methodist church and everywhere in the world. We believe that Black Lives Matter and we actively and vocally stand against racism. We believe that it is vital to the body of Christ to celebrate the spiritual gifts of people with disabilities and incorporate them into the life of the church. Our love is manifested by our actions. Our action is a stance of solidarity with those in need. We seek to know God. We are grounded in unconditional love. We affirm all persons. We learn from one another as we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, an outsider who tore down dividing walls and calls us to unity. We are progressive, relevant, and committed to seeking peace and building hope through worship, service, social justice, and education. No matter where you are on your faith journey, or how you worship, we welcome you to help us build our community. This includes all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and stages of life, abilities and disabilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
“What does the Lord require of me, but to do justice, love mercy and to walk humbly with my God?” Micah 6:8