Reconciling Ministries

FCUMC “Heart for Others Team:” The Discernment Process for Becoming a Reconciling Church

Heart for Others

The Heart for Others(HfO) team has defined four areas of focus for this next year:

  1. Continue to hold events to promote education and understanding of LGBTQ issues.
  2. Extend outreach and visibility of Fairwood UMC as a Reconciling Church within the local and LGBTQ communities.
  3. Connect with other Reconciling Churches in the Puget Sound area, to share ideas and collaborate on ways in which we can all work with and leverage one another.
  4. Lobby for change to the Methodist Book of Discipline.

The next educational session is targeted for early November – more news to follow. Upcoming Mission Moments, bulletin blurbs, Epistle articles, and web page updates will contain more details regarding information, opportunities, and actions in all four of these areas.
If you have questions or recommendations please contact Dwight Clark (, team Chairperson or any HfO team member.