We seek to share the love of God with the full diversity of people God calls to form the body of Christ.
Through Jesus Christ, God chooses everyone to be part of God’s own family. Through the Spirit, the First Lutheran Cincinnati faith community chooses to embrace you in peace, whatever your age, ability, socioeconomic background, race, culture, faith, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, relationship status, or whatever other distinctions make you who you are.
Welcome, Inclusion, Celebration
We are Lutherans working with the recognition that racism, sexism, ageism, able-ism, heterosexism, homophobia, and all other artificial distinctions that seek to raise one group into privilege and preference over another, conspire together to diminish our world and the church.
Reconciliation is a fundamental value; it is what the Apostle Paul says we are all called to do. Through our participation in Reconciling in Christ, ministries, resources, events, and alliances, we build a community for worship, education, and support; foster welcome and acceptance in all settings; and offer full participation in all sacraments, inclusive liturgical resources, and ministries of the Church, we invite all people into Gospel lives of authenticity, integrity, and wholeness.