Two QC Pride events

Look for the Two Rivers Church tables at two Quad Cities Pride fests this June. We will have a table on May 31-June 1 at Schwiebert Park, Rock Island; and June 15 at Bass Street Landing, Moline. Our first Pride event was last year at Bass Street Landing, and everyone who participated shared what a wonderful experience it was. Volunteers can help make buttons, pass out literature, or just be a warm and friendly face. There are two-hour blocs to sign up to be a part of our table. Volunteers are still responsible for entrance fees to the Schwiebert Park festival. There will be a tent for our table and chairs.

These two pride events are an important way to let people know that LGBTQ people and Christian allies can find a spiritual home at Two Rivers Church.

To volunteer at either of these events, see the schedule of two-hour blocs in the form.


Straw poll regarding LGBTQ+inclusion

After months of conversations, presentations, prayer, and writing workshops, the series of Reconciling Conversations have culminated in three proposals: to approve the Reconciling Ministries Network welcome statement, to join the Reconciling Ministries Network, and to approve the unique Two Rivers Church Welcome Statement.

Before an official decision is made, a straw poll has been created to gauge the thoughts of the congregation. The straw poll has been concluded. The results were nearly overwhelmingly positive in wanting to approve the welcome statements and join RMN.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are we leaving the United Methodist Church?

In a word, no. Drafting and approving a statement of welcome is not an act of disaffiliation. Defiance, perhaps, but we will remain a part of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. At this time, no one has proposed that Two Rivers Church should disaffiliate from the UMC. There are churches in our conference that are leaving the UMC. Most are leaving because they feel that the UMC is too tolerant of LGBTQ+ inclusion.

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