Reconciling Statement

We are the El Centro First United Methodist Church. With Open Hearts we acknowledge that all persons are of sacred worth and are created in the image of God with diverse gifts. With Open Minds we recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. With Open Doors we embrace the diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, faith history, economic status, family status, physical and mental ability, and education.

As a reconciling community, we welcome all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in church or society. We invite everyone to join in our common life of discipleship and mission through participation and leadership, and by fully sharing in the worship and sacraments of this church.