A Reconciling Congregation
In October 2019, Hunt’s Church joined as a member church of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), a social justice organization advocating the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. We make the public statement affirming that we are all created in the image of God and that all people are worthy of God’s love. We welcome all persons, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation to participate fully in the congregational life.
Marriage Equality Statement
We believe every person is made in the image of God. Hunt’s Memorial UMC is a Reconciling Church and welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, marital status or financial condition. We support the full inclusion for all people in the life of the church and celebrate the ability of any couple to be legally married in the state of Maryland.
A couple who feels God’s spirit at work in their lives may look to the church to bless their wedding. We recognize, support and celebrate the faithful commitments of any two people who come to Hunt’s to be married, regardless of their gender. We view marriage as a sacred covenant and a lifelong commitment to faithfulness, love, patience and mutual comfort between two individuals and God, as witnessed by family, friends and the congregation who may gather with them.
Our congregation fully supports our pastor if they choose to perform a same-sex marriage in either our church building or another location. If our pastor chooses not to officiate a same-sex ceremony, it is their responsibility to assist the couple in finding a designated representative who will officiate the marriage pending the usual premarital counseling. Our congregation approves the use of our building or grounds for same sex marriages within our usual sanctuary guidelines.