We are a Reconciling in Christ Synod

Accepting of LGBTQ+
Rostered Ministers &
Church Members

In 1989, the Metro D.C. Synod adopted an affirmation of welcome for gay and lesbian Christians, thus being recognized by ReconilingWorks.org as a welcoming Synod to the LGTBQ+ community. In 1991, the Metro D.C. synod assembly voted to accept and affirm homosexual persons as rostered ministers to serve in the church.

Find an RIC Congregation in Our Synod

There are 886 Reconciling in Christ congregations in the U.S. – 25 of them reside in the Metro D.C. Synod. A list of RIC congregations in the Metro D.C. Synod is provided below. 

Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday is a celebration shared among our Reconciling in Christ partners. This service is a space in which your faith community can celebrate their decision to become RIC, be it thirty years ago or three days ago, and spark conversation around what it means to deepen and expand welcome to our LGBTQIA+ siblings. Many RIC communities celebrate RIC Sunday on the last Sunday in January. This year, the celebration lands on January 30, 2022. ReconcilingWorks encourages you to celebrate on a date that is meaningful for your community.