November 26, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Our Journey Towards Inclusion

On November 26, 2023, River East hosted an event retelling the story of how we processed and arrived at our Inclusivity Statement.

For another telling of this story (in writing this time), see “The REC Story: A Journey Toward Inclusivity.

Then, on January 14, 2024, River East hosted another event where we told some of the theological stories that undergird our statement.

For some more of the biblical and theological background that formed our statement, see “Talking Points from the Bible for Full Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Persons.

For some remarks of how this statement interacts with the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith, see “The Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith and Full Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Persons at River East Church.