Our Welcome Statement

Welcome Statement at FUMC

On January 7, 2007, FUMC voted at our annual all-church conference to embrace the Welcoming Statement below. The vote to adopt this statement was 90%. This Statement appears each week on the cover of our Bulletin. It was announced by the Reconciling Ministries Network (www.rmnetwork.org) where FUMC is acknowledged as a reconciling church.

As congregants of the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, we welcome and affirm all persons. We are intentional in being inclusive of those of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender orientations, all genders, ethnicities, nationalities, and abilities. In modeling the ministry of Jesus Christ, we shall all journey together into full participation in the life of the United Methodist Church and a closer relationship with God.