On March 16, Nativity Council approved the formation of a small group (Core Team) to begin leading Nativity through the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program; a program of ReconcilingWorks. The RIC Program is a way for faith communities to ensure the welcome, inclusion, celebration, and advocacy for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in the Lutheran church.
The RIC journey is an intentional and extensive process of transparency, education, dialogue, learning, and growing led by a Core Team. Nativity’s RIC Core Team had its first meeting on April 27 and includes Alex Bailey, Rachel Becker-Warner, Riya Chattopadhyay, Bryan Helminiak, Barb Peterson, Pastor Ben Schori, and Sherri Truchinski. You can learn more about the RIC Program and ReconcilingWorks at its website: reconcilingworks.org. If you have questions about the RIC Program, or would be interested in joining Nativity’s Core Team, please contact Pastor Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information and updates will be coming in the future.