Diversity and Inclusion Team

We welcome and celebrate the diversity of God’s children!

Team Mission Statement

The First Church Diversity and Inclusion Team promotes inclusion, accessibility and equity for everyone. Through community outreach and volunteerism, we strive to build a diverse congregation that will seek and advocate for justice and representation for all groups and individuals. Built on the pillars of respect, valuing differences, and establishing trust we will ensure that all are welcome here.

First United Methodist Church is proud to be part of a network of Omaha Inclusive Methodist Churches.

Reconciling Ministries Network Since 2000, we have supported the mission of Reconciling Ministry Network working for full inclusion of all persons regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity within the United Methodist Church. Reconciling Ministries Network is committed to reconciliation that leads to the healing and transformation of animosity into a loving relationship amongst all God’s children. Authentic reconciliation requires peace with justice. The Diversity and Inclusion Team also organizes support in community events such as the Heartland Pride Parade and Festival.

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