St. Ansgar is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation of the ELCA. That means we welcome and affirm people of all gender identities and sexual orientations and their families. St. Ansgar became Maine’s first RIC congregation in January 2010 when we decided, by unanimous vote, to adopt a “statement of welcome” to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
But we try to go beyond just stating our welcome. We want to manifest our welcome through our everyday actions and attitudes. Check out some members' stories about why this commitment to welcome is important to them.
As an RIC congregation, we also welcome and celebrate weddings of heterosexual and same-gender couples. To find out more about getting married at St. Ansgar, contact Pr. Maria Anderson-Lippert.
For more information on the Reconciling in Christ program, click here.
You can find our congregation's Statement of Affirmation here.