Richfield United Methodist Church is a reconciling congregation.

It’s a new day in The United Methodist Church. At the General Conference in 2024, the denomination boldly ended a 52-year-old ban on ordaining clergy who are openly LGBTQIA+ and clergy officiating same-sex weddings. We celebrate this new proclamation of inclusion and hope as we move forward together. Read more from

Church ends 52-year-old anti-gay stance
United Methodists remove same-sex wedding ban
General Conference delegates declare “homosexuality” no longer “incompatible”
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Defrocked pastor reinstated after LGBTQ bans lifted

“The congregation of Richfield United Methodist Church affirms that through God’s redeeming love for all, we are one in Christ. We celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all persons regardless of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, physical or mental capacity, education, or economic or marital status. We welcome all in our journey together in faith toward greater understanding and mutual respect.” 

This Reconciling Statement was adopted unanimously by the Richfield UMC Ad Board on September 18, 2007.

Richfield UMC is part of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) which equips and mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to advance justice through the United Methodist baptismal vow to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.


God loves all people.
And all means all.