At our town hall meeting, we prioritized our next steps with moving forward to affiliate with Reconciling Ministries Network as an RMC congregation as our top priority. With this input, we want to begin a conversation about the process. The key element is to approve and post a statement which says that our church explicitly welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. We might also include others who feel marginalized or unwelcome in a church. Once the statement is approved, we’ll notify the RMN. We’ll be able to share the RMN logo with our church communications to spread the word that we are a welcoming and inclusive UMC. Trinity UMC already has a group of folks who has become an RMN group. We’ll be asking them to help us have discussions and move us forward. If you’d like to explore RMN, go to www.rmnetwork.org.