Links to Resources

Community of Welcoming Congregations (CWC) : http://www.welcomingcongregations.org/

All Peoples United Church of Christ is a member of CWC, which “continues to lead the way in being a public pastoral presence that advocates for full LGBTQ equality. We have grown to 110 members and are in dialog with many more. Currently our program priorities focus on issues of gender and faith, transgender education and marriage equality.”

Jericho Road:
http://redmondjerichoroad.blogspot.com/

Jericho Road provide transitional housing, mentoring to homeless families, and meals to those in need in the Redmond, Oregon area.

Bethlehem Inn:
https://bethleheminn.org/

Provides “shelter, meals, case management, access to transportation, and work experience” for its residents.

PFLAG of Central Oregon:
http://www.pflagcentralor.4t.com/

PFLAG mission statement: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through:  SUPPORT, to cope with an adverse society, EDUCATION, to enlighten and ill-informed public, and ADVOCACY, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.  PFLAG provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. 

GayChurch.org:
http://www.gaychurch.org/

This site features “the largest welcoming and Affirming Church Directory in the world.”  Congregations are listed by state in the USA and by country.  Other resources are also featured such as articles on the subject of homosexuality and the Bible.

Welcoming Resources:
http://www.welcomingresources.org

“The purpose of this ecumenical group is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. IWR wants to help build church homes that are truly welcoming and nurturing, where everyone knows “they’re okay, just like they are.””

Meth Action Coalition:
http://www.methaction.org/

“The Meth Action Coalition is helping decrease Meth, and other drug use, through prevention and awareness education in Deschutes County schools. Since 2008, we have given our Meth 101 presentation to over 13,000 students.”