FAQs

What does ReconcilingWorks (LC/NA) do?

We are committed to the full participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons within the Lutheran communion.

Yet, more than anything else, the Portland Metro Chapter seeks to provide a place of comfort and safety. We foster support and friendship in a spiritual setting. If you or someone you know could benefit from our listening ears and grace-filled conversation, whether you are a LGBT person; a mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son of an LGBT person; or an ally to one or many, please join us. You will find community with us.

Currently, we are not holding regular meetings; however we do sponsor some special events.

Can my church become “Reconciling in Christ”?

Lutherans Concerned (ReconcilingWorks) started the Reconciling in Christ (“RIC”) Program to recognize Lutheran congregations, synods, schools, and other organizations that welcome lesbian and gay believers.

Seeking the “RIC” designation is a process which involves the prayerful support of a church’s pastor(s), council, and congregation. Most groups start this process by engaging in a study program or series of educational meetings.

If you wish to consider starting this conversation at your home church, and would like support, please email us at portmetrolcna@yahoo.com

How else can I get involved?

First, we invite you to email portmetrolcna@yahoo.com to volunteer to help with special events in the Portland Metro Area.

Second, sign the covenant to become a Reconciling Lutheran!

And last, but not least, please consider becoming a member of ReconcilingWorks (Lutherans Concerned/North America) . As you sign up, please designate “Portland Metro” as your chapter, which will send a small portion of your dues here for our local use for programming and events.

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