“Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise. “
~ Galatians 3:23-29
Update: at Annual Conference, June 2-4, 2019, the North Texas Annual Conference ordained an LGBTQ+ person into ministry and passed a resolution (by 80% vote) that churches in our conference would aspire to conduct business as though the One Church Plan had passed at General Conference in February 2019. Rev Frank Rahm has some thoughts about that and you can watch that video at YouTube by clicking HERE.
To our LGBTQ+ neighbors, family, friends, and those we hope to meet:
In light of recent media coverage , we feel the need to clarify to you that we believe that discrimination of ANY kind is incompatible with Christian teachings. The First United Methodist Church of Sachse is here for you.
Together — not separated — we are The Church.
When welcoming people to our church, we will never discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexuality, income level, education level, political views.
When serving people in the name of Jesus Christ, we will never discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexuality, income level, education level, political views.
A note from our pastor, Rev. Frank Rahm:
“As your pastor, allow me to say the following to you as you have heard me say frequently this calendar year. We shall continue to be a church that welcomes all people, without regard to race, age, gender, political position, sexuality, marital status, parental status, employment status…
Let me simplify this: If you have a heartbeat, you are welcome here.
Also, we still have an important role to play in our community. Our neighborhood needs our church to continue to be a faithful and credible witness for Jesus Christ. We still have a mission field to serve. We still have neighbors who don’t have enough to eat; who are cold in winter and hot in summer; who need clothes and blankets and jackets; who need help with their yard or household projects. We still have neighbors who are sick, who are imprisoned, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. We still have neighbors in the depths of addiction or going through divorce or some other family dysfunction.
We still have neighbors who need to know they are loved, that their sins are forgiven, and they have a place in the kingdom of Heaven. We have neighbors who need to meet the God who already knows them and loves them.
We are still the church of Jesus Christ and we want you to be a part of it.”