To underscore our openness, St. Mark is officially registered as a Reconciling in Christ congregation. That designation means that in faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, mindful of our Lutheran emphasis on grace, and rejoicing in the celebration of our shared baptismal journey, we welcome as members of our extended family all those who have ever felt excluded by the Church because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental challenges, financial resources, or family status. You are welcome here and encouraged to participate fully in the life of this congregation—without distinction or exception.
You are welcome. Your family, children, friends, spouses and partners are welcome. Your diversity and uniqueness are welcome.
Many of our congregation leaders and staff have also undergone training by Cville Pride, allowing St. Mark to be designated as a safe space to the LGBTQ community.