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PC(USA) churches in New York provide a genuine welcome to all God’s children

“Welcoming all in the name of Christ” might be easy to write into a church’s mission statement, but the challenge comes when faced with living it out and extending a hand to those in the transgender community. An inclusive, loving welcome is possible, though, with education and courage to open up those sanctuary doors.

A traveling and visibly scarred banner

The Rev. Patrick Heery acknowledges the church sign that got stolen, returned and then vandalized — all in a matter of days — is just a piece of cloth. “It’s not important unto itself,” he said. “It cost us $300. But it’s what it represents.”