Our Way Forward

In 2018 we gathered together a panel of Forest Hill members to share stories of faith and human sexuality. This is an ongoing conversation in the United Methodist Church. This video above shares part of our journey.

Statement of Welcome: 

After our night of stories and small group studies regarding human sexuality and LGBTQ persons in the church, Forest Hill UMC adopted the following statement.
We believe that God’s love and grace extend to all people. Forest Hill United Methodist Church welcomes people of all ages, races, genders, nations of origin, physical or mental abilities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic statuses.

Reconciling Sunday School Group

In 2021, The Seekers Sunday School class voted to officially affiliate with Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization that advocates for the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the UMC. 

Cabarrus Reconciling Community

The Cabarrus RMN Community meets at Forest Hill UMC each month. This group is comprised members from various United Methodist churches in Cabarrus county as well as other community members. This group works to resource local churches and individuals with information to discuss inclusion and advocate for a more welcoming churchFacebook Page