During 2021, Calumet's Board of Directors chose to double down on the bold and sincere messaging that -- truly -- All are welcome here at Calumet. It's important to Calumet's Board and leadership team that this message be heard loud and clear by those who are LGBTQIA+ and/or those who love people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Thanks for reading the results of the Board's work.
From the Board of Directors:
God’s creative and gracious love is a gift of grace promised to all -- without limits and without exceptions. In response to our radically/wonderfully inclusive God, Calumet Lutheran Ministries is a place where all may encounter the joy and wonder of God’s great creation.
God creates people with great diversity including race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. God takes on a body in Jesus Christ, and in so doing deems all bodies holy. Calumet celebrates our God-given diversity and affirms that every body is made in God’s image -- beautifully and wonderfully made. We honor, respect, celebrate, and foster diversity: valuing the gifts of each member of our community. We continually seek to build and expand our community through programs of outreach and partnership; and, we continually seek to build and expand our awareness of and knowledge about our siblings in Christ through continuing education and training.
Calumet confesses that racism, sexism, ableism, and homophobia/queerphobia are sins that divide God’s creation. We acknowledge the church’s role in perpetuating these sins, and we commit ourselves to removing them from our community. With our commitment to celebrate diversity, we likewise commit to welcome especially those whom society marginalizes. We acknowledge that this work is never complete, and we likewise commit to ongoing reexamination, education, and reformation for greater inclusion.
In that spirit, Calumet clearly and deliberately invites people of all genders and sexual identities and resolves itself to ensure their safety, well-being, and integrity.
Calumet specifically invites people of color and resolves itself to ensure their safety, well-being, and integrity.
Calumet invites people of all abilities and resolves itself to ensure their safety, well-being, and integrity. Calumet is a place where you can be yourself, and we delight in who you are.