Statement of Justice and Inclusion

Adopted November 4, 2019

St. Andrew affirms that all people, including LGBTQ+ persons, people of color, and women, are created in the Divine Image, are of inherent sacred worth, and shall be fully included in the life, ministry, practices, and leadership of the church. We reject any institutional policy that would deny the full participation of persons in the church based on age, nationality, race, class, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability.

Written by:
Revs Akilah Bixler, Andy Dunning, Mark Feldmeir 
Pastor Kendall Kridner-Protzmann
and the Future Strategy Task Force

Join The Conversation

In response to recent events and the current national protests surrounding police brutality, we will be extending our “Politics of Compassion” sermon series to hold a difficult conversation on our complicity in white supremacy, and our responsibilities as a community to reach the ideals we hold. Join us via YouTube for this important discussion.

<< June 7 | “Between Two Worlds”
<< June 14 | “The Labor Pains of Justice”
<< June 21 | “God’s Promised Future”
<< June 28 | Rev. Akilah’s “Farewell Love”

Join us as we journey through these books in small groups throughout the summer and fall.


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UMW Book Group

Join the UMW Book Group via Zoom as they discuss “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Learn More



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White Fragility

Our clergy and directors are currently reading “White Fragility” as a group and using it to discern changes we can make as leadership at St. Andrew. We look forward to introducing the book to the congregation in the fall.


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I am Still Here

Join our Evensong community every Saturday night as we explore “I Am Still Here”



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How to be an Antiracist

Stay tuned for information about this book study coming this fall!

Our work towards inclusivity within the denomination continues

Since the General Conference voted to adopt the Traditional Plan in February 2019, St. Andrew has been at the forefront of the conversation about creating inclusion and equity within the United Methodist Church. Download our latest Q&A book to learn more.

Download Version 4